Thompson Endorses Abortion Drug RU-486; Ignores Documented Risk of Death and Injury, Says ALL

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Life League

    WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- "Health and Human Services Secretary
 Tommy Thompson has denied the undeniable, and endorsed a chemical nightmare,"
 said Judie Brown, president of American Life League.
     On one of the nation's largest television news networks, Thompson said
 "nobody has ... said that RU-486 is unsafe" (The Edge with Paula Zahn, FOX
 News Channel, 4/17/01).   Thompson's statement is a direct contradiction of
 his previous promises to investigate the health risks of the RU-486 abortion
 regimen, and it also flies in the face of congressional concerns.
     Thompson said, "Until somebody calls in and says that it's unsafe or that
 it's something that has caused problems for -- for women, we will not be
 reviewing it, just like any other drug.  It's the same as other drugs that
 have been approved.  And it has been approved in America, and therefore, until
 it's proven or has any suggestion that it's unsafe, it will not be reviewed."
     "For the record, Mr. Thompson," said Brown, "RU-486 always kills a preborn
 person, and FDA documents indicate that the second chemical in the RU-486
 abortion regimen has caused cardiac failure, coronary artery occlusion,
 uterine perforation, uterine rupture, and on and on."
     Brown said RU-486 is a chemical killer. "Mr. Thompson, don't pretend that
 you do not know this," she said.  "It is killing innocent preborn children,
 and it can kill women. Distribution of RU-486 must be halted immediately."
 
     American Life League is the nation's largest pro-life educational
 organization with more than 375,000 supporting families.
 
 

SOURCE American Life League
    WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- "Health and Human Services Secretary
 Tommy Thompson has denied the undeniable, and endorsed a chemical nightmare,"
 said Judie Brown, president of American Life League.
     On one of the nation's largest television news networks, Thompson said
 "nobody has ... said that RU-486 is unsafe" (The Edge with Paula Zahn, FOX
 News Channel, 4/17/01).   Thompson's statement is a direct contradiction of
 his previous promises to investigate the health risks of the RU-486 abortion
 regimen, and it also flies in the face of congressional concerns.
     Thompson said, "Until somebody calls in and says that it's unsafe or that
 it's something that has caused problems for -- for women, we will not be
 reviewing it, just like any other drug.  It's the same as other drugs that
 have been approved.  And it has been approved in America, and therefore, until
 it's proven or has any suggestion that it's unsafe, it will not be reviewed."
     "For the record, Mr. Thompson," said Brown, "RU-486 always kills a preborn
 person, and FDA documents indicate that the second chemical in the RU-486
 abortion regimen has caused cardiac failure, coronary artery occlusion,
 uterine perforation, uterine rupture, and on and on."
     Brown said RU-486 is a chemical killer. "Mr. Thompson, don't pretend that
 you do not know this," she said.  "It is killing innocent preborn children,
 and it can kill women. Distribution of RU-486 must be halted immediately."
 
     American Life League is the nation's largest pro-life educational
 organization with more than 375,000 supporting families.
 
 SOURCE  American Life League