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2010-10-01 16:08:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials have disclosed that two mifepristone (RU-486)-induced deaths occurred in the past two years, bringing the total number of reported death related to RU-486 to 12. This announcement comes almost 10 years to the date after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the abortion drug, deeming it a major advancement for women's health and safe for public use. (Logo:...

2010-08-13 16:50:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Ella, a drug that can cause abortions but is misleadingly labeled as a more effective "Emergency Contraceptive." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Jeanne Monahan, Director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council, had the following to say: "The FDA opted against including the...

2010-06-17 18:02:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities voiced "grave concern" to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over its move toward approving a new drug that may induce early abortions as an "emergency contraceptive." In a June 17 letter to Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the FDA, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston criticized the FDA's move to hold an advisory committee meeting on the drug Ulipristal...

2010-06-16 15:56:00

WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a hearing to consider approval of a new drug application for an abortifacient drug, ulipristal acetate, as an emergency contraceptive, or a new "Plan B." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Jeanne Monahan, Family Research Council's Director for the Center for Human Dignity, released the following...

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2010-06-15 14:52:55

U.S. health regulatory staff said in documents released on Tuesday that a new, longer-lasting "morning-after" pill to prevent unwanted pregnancy appears to work with no unexpected side effects. The FDA said in its documents that data shows the one-pill treatment, called "ella" and made by French drugmaker HRA Pharma, is effective when taken as many as five days after unprotected sex. The FDA's panel of outside experts will decide whether to recommend the agency to approve the drug for the...

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2010-03-09 14:50:26

Swedish scientists are touting both the safety and effectiveness of home-based abortion medications for women who are 50 to 63 days pregnant, according to a March 9, 2010 Reuters report. Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, led by Dr. Helena Kopp Kallner, state that this is the first survey to look at the use of the home-based procedure beyond 49 days post-conception. The procedure requires women to take a dose of mifepristone (also known as RU-486), followed three to four...

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2009-09-08 06:30:00

Despite "abortion pill" RU-486 allowing doctors to terminate early pregnancies, there has yet to be a big change in the accessibility of abortions. In 2000, RU-486 (also known as mifepristone),  was approved by the FDA for early pregnancy termination. People expected the approval to make early abortions more accessible because it could be done privately, from anywhere in the country, within days of conception, by simply getting a prescription by a personal physician. However, the latest...

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2009-07-09 07:30:00

According to a study released this week by Planned Parenthood, approximately one out of every four American women who obtained an early abortion last year did so with the so-called "abortion pill" rather than through conventional surgery. Planned Parenthood, the world's largest international provider of reproductive health services, says the study shows that a new method of taking the pill has all but eliminated health risks that had been previously associated with the medication.  A...

2009-07-02 15:14:00

CHICAGO, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pro-life forces won an important battle yesterday when the Ohio Supreme Court ruled to uphold a state law regulating that abortion centers must properly follow FDA guidelines in administering RU-486 (also known as the "abortion pill") in order to protect the health of women using the drug. The ruling came in Rogers v. Planned Parenthood, a challenge by Planned Parenthood to a 2004 law requiring that those administering RU-486 comply with the...

2008-10-14 00:00:41

By Marie Price A new law requiring women to undergo an ultrasound before getting an abortion has been challenged in a lawsuit filed in Oklahoma County District Court by the Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of Nova Health Systems, which does business as Reproductive Services in Tulsa. The new law also requires physicians to describe what an ultrasound shows. In their petition, center attorneys say the law imposes burdensome restrictions on performance of abortions, subjects...


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