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Research: Drugs and Devices

Abortion the Cheap Easy Way



1 September 2006 Vol. 8, No. 34 Dear Colleague There is an inexpensive, low-hassle alternative to electric machines for surgical abortion.  Unfortunately, manual vacuum aspirators (MVAs) are becoming more common but have never been examined by the FDA for safety. Whether you are here or abroad, please e-mail jad@pop.org with information about the safety or efficacy of MVAs. Steven W. Mosher President Abortion the Cheap and Easy Way When slightly knowledgeable people think of early-term …

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FDA Prepares Sell-Out on MAP



11 Aug 2006     Vol. 8 / No. 31 FDA Prepares Sell-Out on MAP After resisting for years feminists determined to make high-dosage steroids available to women and girls without a prescription, it seems that the Bush Administration is about to cave in to political pressure and make the morning-after pill (MAP) accessible over the counter to those over 18.  Not only will this result in the deaths of more unborn children since MAP often acts after …

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The Human Pesticide That Kills Mother, too



February 3, 2006 Volume 8 / Number 5 Dear Colleague: How RU-486 kills women is now explained, but pro-abortion activists aren’t halting their promotion of the drug. Steven W. Mosher President On January 28, Dr. Ralph Miech presented an explanation of how the RU-486 abortion pill kills women to a Florida conference of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG). RU-486, he said, has an anti-glucocorticoid effect, which promotes unhealthy inflammation in the …

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Contraceptive Watch



Birth Control Patch Dangerous to Women’s Health One of the latest birth control methods, the Ortho Evra birth control patch, appears to be more dangerous to women’s health than the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) believed when it approved the device for public use. The FDA recently warned that users are exposed to higher hormone levels than previously believed, leaving users at a higher risk for blood clots and other side effects. Until recently, Ortho …

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Time for a RU-486 Rollback



December 2, 2005 Volume 7 / Number 47 Dear Colleague: The evidence against the safety of RU-486 is mounting, but I wouldn't strain your ears waiting to hear women's advocates call for its withdrawal from the market. Steven W. Mosher President Time for a RU-486 Rollback This week, Australian Prime Minister John Howard agreed to allow a vote in the Australian parliament to legalize RU-486 in his country. This unfortunate decision came as a spate …

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From the Countries



RU-486 Harming Women Mifepristone (better known as RU-486) continues to be distributed and sold to unsuspecting women and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ignores the evidence showing that the drug has caused multiple deaths and hundreds of life-threatening and extremely serious medical problems. Dr. Ralph P. Miech of Brown University, though, has come to the forefront in discovering and publicizing the medical problems caused by the drug. His study results were recently published in …

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Under the Table: Why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Should Not Approve the Over-the Counter Distribution of Morning After Pills



Published by Population Research Institute Research by Julie Wheeland Executive Summary In May 2004, The U.S. Food and Drug Administraion (FDA) will act on Women's Capital Corporation/Barr Laboratories application for over-the-counter (OTC) status for so-called "emergency contraception" (EC), the morning-after pill (MAP). Opposition to OTC/MAP involves moral and medical safety/efficacy issues, plus controversies concerning international organizations. Efforts in America to obtain OTC/MAP status are a final step in a coordinated campaign undertaken by international abortion …

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Ramshackle Clinics and Voodoo Abortions: HIV/AIDS Crisis in Haiti



Haiti, the nation which occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola, is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Its poverty is magnified by the HIV/AIDS epidemic ripping through the population. Over six percent of Haiti’s population, or about 500,000 people, are living with HIV. In the cities, the percentage is closer to 10 percent. Nearly 200,000 children have lost both parents to AIDS, and over 12,000 children are themselves infected.1 Desperate Situation …

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