RU 486 Abortion Pill
The subcommittee heard from the French inventor of RU486, contraception researchers, and critics of the drug on the safety and… read more
The subcommittee heard from the French inventor of RU486, contraception researchers, and critics of the drug on the safety and effectiveness of RU486, the so-called abortion pill. RU486 is a drug that can be taken to cause an abortion during the first nine weeks of a pregnancy. It is also being tested as a possible treatment for breast cancer. Great Britain and France have approved the drug for general use. RU486 is not available in the United States, the drug’s manufacturer says, because of fears that anti-abortion groups would encourage a boycott against its products. Dr. Baulieu is the developer of RU486. close
People in this video
- Baird, David Professor Edinburgh University->OB-GYN
- Baulieu, Etienne Researcher Department de Chimie Biologique
- Bureau-Roger, Annie Physician Hospital Broussals, Paris, France->OB-GYN
- Byademan, Marc Researcher Edinburgh University->OB-GYN
- Cossey, Dilys Chairman British Family Planning Association
- Forrest, Jacqueline Vice President Alan Guttmacher Institute->Research
- Glasgow, Richard Director National Right to Life Committee->Education
- Grimes, David Professor University of Southern California->OB-GYN
- Hodgen, Gary Researcher East Virginia Medical School->OB-GYN
- MacKenzie, Roderick President Gynopharma, Inc.
- Smeal, Eleanor President Feminist Majority Foundation
- Winikoff, Beverly Senior Medical Adviser Population Council
- Wyden, Ronald "Ron" Lee U.S. Representative [D] Oregon
Surgeon General's Report on Abortion
The Subcommittee held a hearing on the Medical and Psychological Impact of Abortion.
A rally was held in Washington, DC in support of abortion rights for women.
Mobilize for Women's Lives Rally, Part 1
The rally occurred at the Lincoln Memorial.
Mobilize for Women's Lives Rally, Part 2