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Research: Drugs and Devices

The Dangers of Manual Vacuum Aspiration



June 25, 2002 Volume 4/ Number 14 Dear Colleague: One of the most common methods of abortion in the developing world is Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA). Not only is this method of abortion immoral, it is extremely unsafe for women. Today, the international abortion movement seeks to expand the number of abortions performed worldwide under the guise MVA “care for miscarriage.” But, as medical evidence shows, MVA—even when used for legitimate miscarriage care—is so substandard …

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From the Countries



Asian Sex Selection a Problem Sex-selective abortion continues to be a problem in many Asian countries, where sons are traditionally preferred to daughters. Two countries are trying to do something to stop unborn baby girls from being targeted for abortions based solely on their sex. In Vietnam, a law is being drafted which will prevent doctors from determining the sex of an unborn baby. Currently, there are 106 males born for every 100 females in …

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RU 486 and Our Ties to China



October 27, 2000  Volume 2/ Number 19 Dear Friend and Colleague: What diminishes some humanity, in the end diminishes us all. Steven W. Mosher President  RU 486 and Our Ties to China It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. In China, a baby boy was born after a failed abortion. The population control police were not happy with this outcome, and abandoned him in a lavatory adjacent to their offices …

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Global Monitor: Contraceptive Watch: FDA Delays Approval of Abortion Pill



Dr. Wilke’s Questions Cause RU-486 Advocates to Retreat The US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) handed pro-abortion activists a major setback last February when it delayed the approval of RU-486 (cytotec prostaglandin), the so-called “abortion pill.” In a short statement, the FDA said that there were questions that “need to be resolved before final marketing approval can be granted.” Many of the “questions” about the abortion pill were generated by Dr. J.C. Wilke, President of the …

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Norplant Information



Citizens Petition before the Food and Drug Administration requesting withdrawal for sale of Norplant The undersigned submits this petition under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to request the Commissioner for Food and Drugs to withdraw Norplant’s approval for sale in the United States. Action requested We request the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration to withdraw the approval for sale of Norplant , a contraceptive system which was initially approved for sale …

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Mumford Foiled by U.S. Pharmacopeia



The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) on 29 April 1999 revised its classification of quinacrine for female sterilization (QS) from “accepted” to “acceptance not established,”1 undercutting chief quinacrine advocate Stephen D. Mumford’s main “justifications” for pressing for widespread QS throughout the developing world. To date, Mumford has had a hand in the sterilization of over 100,000 Third World women. Last November, in response to an FDA warning letter that cited possible QS risks and demanded that Mumford …

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Mumford Evades FDA: Quinacrine Sterilization Advocate Relocates Stockpile ‘Abroad’



Stephen D. Mumford, President of the Center for Research on Population and Security (CRPS) and chief advocate of quinacrine sterilization worldwide, has moved his stockpile of some 290,000 quinacrine pellets and 1,536 quinacrine-filled inserters “abroad” to “avoid conflict”1 with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In a letter to FDA dated 4 November 1998, Mumford stated that he has decided to discontinue shipping pellets to researchers in the United States although he retained some …

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Quinacrine’s latest pushers: Group seeks to put Christian mask on an ugly reality.



The Institute for Development Training seems to believe women should be sterilized, chemically if necessary, in the name of Christ. Incorporated in North Carolina in 1981, IDT has become the latest group to push quinacrine hydrochloride as a method of sterilizing women. This controversial procedure uses a uterine device (IUD) applicator to insert quinacrine pellets into a woman’s uterus, as close to her fallopian tubes as possible. The pellets then dissolve into quinacrine hydro- chloride, …

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