Two days ago two more women died as a result of taking the abortion pill RU-486, which makes the total count of deaths from the drug as seven -- seven healthy women dead as a result of taking this dangerous pill. To date, there have been over 800 complications due to RU-486 that have been reported to the FDA. Yet, RU-486 remains on the market.
By giving its approval, FDA participates in the deception that RU-486 is ‘safe.’ How many women must die before the FDA will act? Are their lives less important than making abortion convenient?” When will the FDA determine that enough is enough?
Drugs with fewer reported complications that the FDA has pulled include:
NeutroSpec, an imaging agent used to diagnose internal infections, was pulled from the market after being linked to two deaths, 20 severe reactions, and 46 other “less” severe reactions.
Tysabri, a drug to treat multiple sclerosis, was pulled from the market on Feb. 28, 2005, after reports that three patients taking it had developed PML, a rare brain disease. Studies published in New England Journal of Medicine in early March reported no additional cases of PML.
Lotronex, the only drug in its class to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which afflicts approximately 40 million Americans was pulled. About 300,000 people had taken it. About 70 patients had developed severe problems, with five deaths including three possibly linked to the drug.
Bextra was pulled even though an FDA advisory committee voted a few months before that Bextra should remain on the market.
The FDA has acted cautiously with these drugs, but have not behaved in a similar manner with RU-486, which is a drug given only to women and its only purpose is to abort babies.
Is it possible that someone or some group of individuals could be paying the FDA to keep this drug on the market? I won't name names, but I am sure most of us have a good idea of who those groups who could care less about the well-being of women and who strongly advocate the killing of the unborn might be.
I remember praying the rosary outside of a local "Christian" (sic)
hospital in Peoria, IL who performed abortions via RU-486. Along with a small group of people, I distributed flyers to the public on the hospital's abortion policies and the dangers of using RU-486. Even the local newspaper warned of the possible dangers of this drug. That was several years ago. Seven deaths and more than 800 complications later, it is still going strong.
What can we do about it? I, for one, intend to write my congressman. I hope that others will do the same. Something needs to be done before more women and more babies lose their lives to this deadly drug.