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By Rusty Pugh and Jody Brown
(AgapePress) - A leading pro-life group says Planned Parenthood is lying to American women by telling them that RU-486 abortions are safe when, in reality, it is a deadly drug with severe side effects.
Planned Parenthood of New York City recently announced that RU-486 is now available at its three abortion mills. The group's press release stated that "women now have access to this option of a very safe, early abortion." But American Life League spokesman Scott Weinberg says that statement is a blatant lie because the drug has the potential to kill the mother as well as the unborn baby.
"The only thing that Planned Parenthood is giving women by [its] support of the RU-486 abortion regimen is a crash course in the art of denial," Weinberg says. "If Planned Parenthood had its way, women would have to be rushed to intensive care units on crash carts, complete with shock paddles and adrenaline, to revive them after cardiac arrest. This is after killing their pre-born children with RU-486."
Weinberg says American Life League has obtained results of the alleged trial of RU-486 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Eight American women who took the drug in the trial went into cardiac arrest and had to be revived in intensive care. In Europe, many women died taking Cytotec--a fact not reported in the media. Cytotec is the second chemical in the regimen, which the FDA has approved for off-label use.
"This is extreme abuse of sound medicinal practice," Weinberg says.
Weinberg says the abortion industry will stop at nothing to further its radical agenda, including telling women that a drug that can kill them as well as their baby is "safe."
Planned Parenthood has also announced its support of yesterday's announcement by the American Medical Association, asking the FDA to make "morning-after pills" available as an over-the-counter drug. While such pills are not as widely opposed as RU-486, some pro-life groups--such as the National Right to Life Committee and the Catholic Church--consider them a form of abortion.
Not surprisingly, pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood hailed the AMA's recommendation. PP's Joan Coombs called it a "wonderful decision" by the AMA. But some who testified at an AMA hearing on Sunday believe if the pills are made as easily available as aspirin, it would prevent opportunities for patients to receive counseling on sexually transmitted diseases.