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What’s airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today: “RU486 Death in Australia,” Part 1

by | May 18, 2012

By Dave Andrusko

NRLC President Carol Tobias

One of the best kept secrets about abortion (of which there are many) is that the “safe and simple” RU486 abortion technique is neither. This truth seeps through the media barrier only when a woman dies after having taken the two drugs, one to kill the baby, the other to induce the mother’s body to expel the child.

National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias reminds us that in the case recently reported in the Australian press, the death actually occurred in 2010. “Whether this is one of the international deaths mentioned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in its 2011 report is not clear at this point,” Mrs. Tobias explains. That FDA report revealed that there had been at least 14 deaths associated with RU486 in the United States and another five of women using the drugs outside the U.S.

Thursday’s edition of PLP combines an overview of some of the tragic deaths that have been associated with RU486 and the “mechanism” by which the women may have died. With that as background Mrs. Tobias then discusses Australia’s own RU486-associated death.

In a March 19, report from the Australian Broadcasting Company, Caroline de Costa, a university professor that the news network describes as “a prominent advocate for the introduction of medical abortion to Australia,” revealed that the woman had received the drugs at a Marie Stopes clinic and died of an infection she contracted after the abortion. (Marie Stopes is a prominent international abortion promoter and provider based in Britain.)

You will want to listen at where Mrs. Tobias explains,

“That there is yet another infection death associated with use of this drug is an indictment not only of the medical system in Australia but also of the abortion pill’s promoters in both the government and private sector in the United States, who have not adequately publicized the dangers associated with chemical abortion.”

Mrs. Tobias will pick up our discussion of this latest and tragic RU486 death on tomorrow’s program. In the meantime, be sure to visit for more information and resource links.

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