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2006-03-17 12:57:59

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two additional deaths have been reported after women took the abortion pill known as RU-486 or Mifeprex, U.S. regulators said on Friday. The Food and Drug Administration said it has not been able to determine the cause of the newly reported deaths. Four previously reported fatalities were linked to a bacterial infection that developed after the women took the abortion pill, which is sold by privately held Danco Laboratories.

2006-02-06 01:01:10

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Scrapping Australia's effective ban on an abortion drug could open the way for risky backyard miscarriages, Health Minister Tony Abbott said as debate heats up ahead of a free parliamentary vote on the issue this week. At present, if a doctor wants to prescribe abortion drug RU-486 in Australia, the application must first be approved by the health minister -- currently the conservative, Catholic, anti-abortion Abbott -- then assessed by the...

2006-01-08 19:45:00

LONDON (Reuters) - About 10 million female fetuses may have been aborted in India over the past two decades, according to research published on Monday. A team of scientists who analyzed female fertility figures from a national survey of 6 million people in India found that there were about half a million fewer girls born in the country in 1997 than expected. Extrapolated over 20 years, the figure would be 10 million, the researchers said in a report published online by The Lancet medical...

2005-09-22 10:33:16

By Shasta Darlington ROME (Reuters) - Italy's health minister has halted the country's first experiment with the abortion pill RU-486, prompting accusations that the decision was politically motivated and not scientific. Two weeks after a hospital in the northern Italian city of Turin began administering RU-486 to volunteer patients, Health Minister Francesco Storace suspended the experiment on Wednesday, citing health and legal reasons. Doctors accused Storace of interference while...


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