Saturday, March 18, 2006

Two more women die after using RU-486

RU-486 has been implicated in the deaths of two more women.

The scariest part of this story is that four of the six women who died after using RU-486 obtained their pills from Planned Parenthood, which has been recommending that women insert the final two abortion pills vaginally rather than orally as per FDA instructions. It was not immediately known if the second course of pills had been inserted vaginally in the two latest women to die, an FDA spokeswoman said, although it is known that all four women in the earlier cases had followed Planned Parenthood's recommendations for inserting the pills vaginally rather than orally as recommended by FDA.

What is scary is that the RU-486 debate had become so politicized that Planned Parenthood felt free to interpret the lack of approval for the vaginal insertion method as irrelevant to health and safety issues.

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