March 13, 2017

RU486 over the counter a 'recipe for disaster'

A little less than a year ago, the Food and Drug Administration eased restrictions on use of the drug, reduced the dosage, extended use of it from the seventh to the tenth week of pregnancy, and loosened qualifications for prescribers. Dr. Randall K. O'Bannon with National Right to Life tells OneNewsNow a group of medical professionals wants restrictions further reduced.

"They've got a group of folks together who signed this article in the New England Journal of Medicine arguing that they want it to be able to be sold at retail pharmacies or be available through online mail order instead of having to go through procedures that are there for the safety of women," he says.

The group of doctors call themselves the Mifeprex REMS Study Group – and according to the NRLC spokesman, there's nothing in their arguments dealing with making the abortion drug safer for women.

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