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FRC Urges FDA to Reject New Abortion Drug Falsely Labeled as an Emergency Contraceptive
Date:6/16/2010

WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a hearing to consider approval of a new drug application for an abortifacient drug, ulipristal acetate, as an emergency contraceptive, or a new "Plan B."

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Jeanne Monahan, Family Research Council's Director for the Center for Human Dignity, released the following statement urging the FDA to reject the drug application:

"The drug manufacturer's application is very misleading because the chemical makeup of ulipristal is almost identical to mifepristone, popularly known as RU-486, which is primarily an abortifacient. While the drug can act in a way that inhibits ovulation, it also can act as an abortifacient.

"Women deserve to know the truth about drugs that are marketed to them, and the effects the drugs may have on their health and well-being. The FDA must seriously consider the adverse health effects the drug could have on women, in particular infection and severe bleeding as has been seen with RU-486.

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