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  • Magazine Ads Will Promote RU 486 Abortion Drug
    only magazine to refuse the ad the federation says Magazines including People Vanity Fair InStyle Jane Mademoiselle Glamour Fitness Health Self First for Women and Essence have agreed to run it as have two other Hearst magazines Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire the federation says According to an e mail the pro abortion group received from a Redbook ad sales representative the magazine wanted to avoid provoking negative reader and retailer reaction While Redbook prides itself on an open dialogue about sex we must also walk a tightrope to satisfy regional mores that if engaged would negatively effect our business model the e mail said Paul Luthringer a Redbook spokesman says in an e mail Redbook enjoys the same rights as other magazines to carry or turn down advertising in its pages depending upon whether the publisher feels it is appropriate for the reader The ads were paid for mostly with grants from private foundations such as the David and Lucille Packard Foundation the pro abortion group says Mifeprex RU 486 is distributed and marketed in the U S by Danco a tiny media shy start up company based in New York It has chosen to concentrate its own ads for the drug at doctors using direct mail and ads in medical journals We re focusing on getting information into the hands of health care providers says Heather O Neill a Danco spokeswoman NAF says it expects the ad which will run from July to November to reach 74 of women between 18 and 49 The group refuses to name the agency that created it Saporta says they had hoped to launch the campaign as soon as the abortion drug became available in the U S in November But raising money took longer than expected she says It isn t clear

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/ads486.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Making America Safe for RU-486 the FDA
    any necessary continued study of the drugs clinical benefits after approval or with restrictions on use if necessary According to the FDA qualification for accelerated approval depends on whether a drug is safe and effective in treating serious or life threatening illnesses and whether it will provide meaningful therapeutic benefits to patients over existing treatments e g ability to treat patients unresponsive to or intolerant of available therapy or improved patient response over available therapy In its memo to the Population Council the FDA stated that mifepristone should enjoy the benefit of this provision because the termination of an unwanted pregnancy is a serious condition within the scope of Subpart H adding that t he meaningful therapeutic benefit over existing surgical abortion is the avoidance of surgical procedure Until RU 486 came along only 30 drugs had ever been approved under Subpart H Exactly half of these were for the treatment of HIV AIDS The rest were for other debilitating diseases such as cancer tuberculosis and leprosy This makes sense given that the FDA s definition of a serious condition is one associated with morbidity that has substantial impact on day to day functioning But surely a healthy pregnancy does not fall under the rubric of disease or chronic illness Not exactly Curiously the FDA defined the meaningful therapeutic benefit of RU 486 as the avoidance of a surgical procedure In so doing the FDA contradicted its very own medical findings In a November 22 1999 medical review of RU 486 the FDA compared mifepristone induced abortions to surgical abortions in three countries China Cuba and India and found that mifepristone induced abortion caused more adverse events particularly bleeding than did surgical abortion Still other harrowing side effects including cramping nausea and vomiting were far more prevalent among the women

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/486approval.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Drug Maker's RU 486 Warnings Attacked Unfairly
    criticize Searle But there s good reason to worry about misoprostol According to this month s issue of Mother Jones magazine the off label use of misoprostol to induce labor in pregnant women has resulted in 30 reported cases of uterine rupture in the past three years alone When misoprostol was first approved as an anti ulcer drug Searle stated that it was contraindicated for pregnant women The science on which this conclusion was based has not changed and the incidences of uterine rupture resulting from off label use have only underscored the correctness of Searle s position If misoprostol had not been approved by the FDA for use with the abortion drug RU 486 then USA TODAY and other critics would more than likely be applauding Searle for its quick and responsible actions It is only support for the RU 486 misoprostol abortion method that has prompted such disparaging politically driven comments regarding Searle and the motivations for its actions Instead of questioning the motives of Searle people should be questioning the motives of pro abortion groups and their sympathizers Representatives of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists admit that risks are associated with the use of misoprostol

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/searle.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Abortion Pill in U.S. Distribution
    will have such sever bleeding they will require surgery During the trials in the U S one Iowa woman require a blood transfusion We are saddened by the introduction of RU 486 and we are in the process of putting together an educational effort to make sure American women know the dangers associated with it Echevarria said in an interview The FDA approved mifepristone in September 12 years after European women began using it and after years of principled opposition by pro life organziations On Monday U S marketer Danco Laboratories shipped the first mifepristone supplies mostly to abortion facilities affiliated with Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation More than 300 such places are expected to offer the abortion drug within a few weeks Most say they ll cost the same as surgical abortions 300 to 700 Women can get mifepristone known by the brand name Mifeprex only directly from abortion facilities who agree to follow certain lenient FDA safety standards So far many private doctors are wary Some cite safety concerns But there also are practical obstacles Insurers are debating whether and how much to pay for mifepristone Doctors must get mifepristone training They must be able to date early pregnancy and uncover ectopic pregnancies that require special care For the rare cases when the abortion drug fails they must either perform a surgical abortion or have a backup surgeon on call Some gynecologists and family practitioners in regions where abortion access is limited are showing interest Forty attended mifepristone training at the Women s Health Center of Duluth Minn Nobody knows however how many of the physicians then ordered the drug The key may be how many women ask for it says Steven Tamarin a New York City family practitioner who has never performed abortions because he

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/abortionpill.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Pro-Life Statements on RU 486 Pill Availability
    regulators for bringing mislabeled and impure drugs into the United States According to FDA records cited a drug produced by Hua Lian the apparent Chinese manufacturer of RU 486 was detained earlier this year by agency officials because of false or misleading labeling Another drug an herbal remedy was found to be tainted according to a 1998 study by the California Department of Heath Services RU 486 has the potential to be this generation s thalidomide or DES stated Echevarria American women need to know just how dangerous this drug can be Even in the controlled conditions of clinical trials the RU 486 abortion process puts one out of every 100 women in the hospital Two percent of women will hemorrhage so severely as to require surgery During the U S trials one woman in Iowa nearly bled to death after losing one half to two thirds of her blood volume Doctors in Iowa performed emergency surgery to save her life The National Right to Life Committee will be continuing its efforts to educate Americans about the development of the unborn child and about the dangers posed by the RU 486 abortion process Source NRLC Press Release November 21 2000 Family Research Council on RU 486 Availability The Heavily Publicized Entry of the Abortion Pill is Not a Medical Breakthrough But a Human Tragedy FRC s Morrison Says Washington DC ProlifeInfo org The presidential election is not the only uncertainty our nation faces With the onset of the devastating abortion drug mifepristone the impact on women s physical and emotional health not to mention the number of unborn children who will be killed remains to be seen The heavily publicized entry of the abortion pill is not a medical breakthrough but a human tragedy Family Research Council s Vice President

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/opinionpill.html (2016-02-14)
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  • RU 486 Abortion Drug Headed to Canada and Elsewhere
    Catherine Euvrard an Exelgyn spokeswoman It would be very difficult to have it in Canada and not in the United States The abortion drug has sparked worldwide protests since it was developed in France in 1982 In Germany and Spain pro life groups have organized boycotts and protests This week the Roman Catholic Church condemned its use and American opponents have termed it a human pesticide Unlike surgical abortions which are not usually performed before the sixth week of pregnancy a woman can take RU 486 the moment she learns she s pregnant until the seventh week Hoechst AG the German chemical giant that owned the patent rights refused to sell the drug outside of France for fear of a consumer backlash In 1994 it relinquished the U S rights to a New York based pro abortion organization called the Population Council which after a long series of setbacks is bringing the product to market this fall Exelgyn a private company owned by one of RU 486 s inventors now holds the world rights There s been no shortage of political pressure In 1996 the British Columbia government sought to fund clinical trials of the drug in Vancouver and pushed Ottawa to make RU 486 a priority Similarly the Canadian Medical Association the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada and various pro abortion groups have publicly called for the release of RU 486 for testing Now it appears Exelgyn is on a worldwide market expansion Beginning on July 6 the company registered with health authorities in eight European Union countries as well as Switzerland and Russia The company expects to begin shipping the drug in December They expect RU 486 on the German market before the end of this year on the Spanish market before the end of this

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/canru486.html (2016-02-14)
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  • RU 486 Abortion Pill Far From U.S. Market
    worth the political headache said Hemant Shah an independent pharmaceutical industry analyst And for most pharmaceutical companies the answer is no Pro life supporters show no intention of letting up Just last month their congressional allies won House approval of legislation designed to block the Food and Drug Administration from approving abortion inducing drugs like RU 486 although it is doubtful the provision would achieve the goal We don t want abortions to be around at all Giving someone another option for abortions is not acceptable to us said Heather Farish a spokeswoman for the Family Research Council She called the lack of a willing manufacturer for RU 486 the saving grace for pro life advocates thus far and said I do believe pro lifers did play a major role in that and I think they will play a major role again if a manufacturer steps up and says they ll go ahead and make it The abortion pill known chemically as mifepristone has been available in France since 1988 It often has side effects and complications and at least one woman has died According to the FDA adverse effects can include painful contractions of the uterus nausea vomiting diarrhea

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  • Pharmacists Fired for Pro-Life Views Gets Legal Victory
    forced to choose between their livelihood and their conscience We look forward to moving forward with our case and the upcoming trial on this most critical issue The case began in 1996 when Kmart fired Karen Brauer an Indiana pharmacist after she refused to dispense a drug called Micronor Micronor a progestin only contraceptive works in a significant number of patients by preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg According to Brauer this means Micronor and similar drugs rather than preventing pregnancy terminate a human life that has already begun Brauer was fired from Kmart s Hamilton Ohio store when she refused to sign an agreement that she would dispense all lawfully prescribed medications regardless of her feelings or beliefs The ACLJ filed suit against Kmart in U S District Court in Cincinnati in August 1999 Kmart went to court in an effort to dismiss the suit But in an opinion issued yesterday and released to the ACLJ today U S District Court Judge Herman Weber disagreed with Kmart s narrow reading of the state conscience statute ruling the statute is obviously intended to allow an individual who morally or ethically opposes abortion to follow the dictates of her conscience and refuse to participate in such procedures The court likewise rejected Kmart s arguments that the legislature did not intend the conscience law to apply to the dispensing of a drug that sometimes prevents implantation Judge Weber said What is critical is the undisputed fact that Micronor does prevent implantation of a fertilized egg in some cases and plaintiff s asserted belief that this process results in abortion and is morally wrong Manion says the court s decision is an important step in protecting the rights of employees who hold religious beliefs This case has enormous implications for the growing

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/phar.html (2016-02-14)
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