Recently, Ohio Right to Life delivered letters
to Ohio’s pro-life U.S. Senator, Rob Portman, and the eleven pro-life Congressional Representatives, urging each of them to request that the Food and Drug Administration recall RU-486
. Ohio Right to Life’s request is in response to a Plain Dealer article
that highlighted the recall of a weight loss supplement that is thought to be responsible for one death and 22 hospitalizations nationwide.
“Alarmingly, the FDA prompts the recall of a drug that has taken the life of one person–but overlooks a chemical abortion drug that has taken the lives of 14 women,” said Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life. “With RU-486, America comes face-to-face with the reality of abortion-on-demand: it is abortion at any cost. This chemical abortion drug gets away with one hundred times the harm that a weight loss supplement does–and frighteningly, many would argue that this is in the name of ‘women’s rights.’ ”
According to a FDA report, RU-486 is responsible for the deaths of 14 women and injuries to 2,207 women in the United States. In August of this year, Ohio Right to Life revealed that 42 botched RU-486 abortions have been reported to the State Medical Board of Ohio.
“The harms of RU-486 are clear. The FDA itself has reported the facts,” continued Gonidakis. “Ohio Right to Life is eager to work with Ohio’s national pro-life leadership to hold the FDA accountable and demand that RU-486 be recalled.”
To read the letter to Ohio’s pro-life Congressional delegation, click here.