Recent Developments Reveal Abortion Pill Hazards and Governmental Reluctance to Protect Lives
To: National Desk
Contact: Troy Newman, president, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Outreach & Media Coordinator, 316-516-3034, both of Operation Rescue
ATLANTA, May 15 /Christian Wire Service/ -- Operation Rescue is demanding that the Food and Drug Administration, (FDA) immediately pull the abortion pill, RU-486, from the market in the interest of public safety due to the overwhelming evidence that has recently surfaced regarding the hazards of the abortion drug.
Last week’s historic meeting of several Federal health agencies, including the FDA, Centers for Disease Control, and the National Institute of Health, concerning the dangers of the abortion pill RU-486 revealed a seventh abortion related death from medical abortion drugs, and a reluctance by the federal health bureaucrats to protect women by pulling the RU-486 from the market in spite of urgings from several doctors and scientists.
Also last week, Judicial Watch released a report called “The Clinton RU-486 Files,” which revealed that RU-486 was rushed to market for political reasons despite lingering concerns for the abortion drug’s safety. The report also released shocking information that one of the original attorneys in the Roe v. Wade case, Ron Weddington, wrote to then president-elect Bill Clinton and urged the use of abortion “to eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy and poor segment of our country.”
“Clearly, RU-486 is little more than a dangerous human pesticide, and is a failed experiment in social engineering that many holding a eugenics philosophy are reluctant to abandon. If any other drug recorded seven deaths in five years, it would have been pulled from the market long ago,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
“We call on the FDA to immediately pull RU-486 from the market in the interest of public safety,” said Newman. “To leave it on the market is to unnecessarily place politics above women’s lives and the lives of their pre-born babies. This is unethical, immoral, and unacceptable.”
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian organizations in the nation. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre- born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.