CWA Reports Two More Women Die from RU-486

Two more American women have died as a result of complications from using RU-486. Concerned Women of America has renewed its call for the FDA to pull drug immediately.

“The FDA has pulled other drugs that have caused fewer deaths,” said Wendy Wright in a news release. “Why the double standard for an abortion drug…?” CWA cited other FDA data showing that, on average, only 10% of problems suffered by patients even get reported.

A 2005 article in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women using RU-486 are ten times more likely to die than women who get surgical abortions.

Legislation is pending in Congress to suspend sales of RU-486 until the FDA completes a thorough safety review. Calls to Idaho’s delegation to support the “RU-486 Suspension and Review Act” are needed. It is sponsored by Maryland Republican Roscoe Bartlett.

CWA was joined by a spokeswoman for the pro-Life office of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Deirdre McQuade expressed deep regrets for the other deaths of women around the world as a result of RU-486. Fatalities have been reported from Canada, Sweden and the United Kingdom.


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