..is always there for us to see if only we are willing to see it. If we don't want to face it, deal with it, admit, or otherwise acknowledge its existence on any given subject or issue we can simply cling to the lie and memorize all the pat and pet phrases that deny the truth and solidfy our love affair with said lie.
RU486 is an abortion drug, a two part drug, that chemically kills the unborn baby and then causes the woman's body to go into contractions to expell the dead baby. You see, I could use the term 'fetus' which is the medical term used for the unborn and developing human being at a certain stage in its development, but since fetus has become one of the pet and pat things to say in order to deny the humanity of the fetus, I choose to say baby.
In any case, RU486 didn't do so well in its trials but was fast tracked by the FDA and put on the market quite quickly. The so called 'fast track' is (or was until RU486) was only used for drugs that were to be used for life threatening conditions like some cancers and AIDS related illnesses. The FDA was obviously cowtowing to the pressure of abortion rights activists with vast amounts of political clout via money made from aborting babies as well as my tax dollars given to them via Title X appropriated funds.
The decision, however, was wrong, because when the drug was in the testing stage there were red flag problems that were minimized and in some cases it seems like they were ignored, in order to push this drug into public availability.
Seven, count them, seven deaths can be attributed to RU486, and still it remains on the market. The connection between these deaths (poor Holly Patterson) and RU486 is as strong, if not stronger, than the connection between the drug Vioxx and heart attacks! I think too, (though don't quote me on this one) that there weren't as many deaths via the Vioxx as there have been with RU486. Even if I am wrong and there are more or about the same, isn't just the loss of one person, and in such a horribly painful way as the deaths from RU486 were, worth pulling a drug, any drug, from the market so that it can ben checked out further?!? Not, it seems, when it comes to anything related to abortion being promoted and embraced.
The chant of pro-abortion groups 'pro-lfe it's a lie/you don't care if women die' falls flat in the face of the deaths of these women. IF pro-abortion people were so concerned with women's lives, shouldn't they be at the head of the pack of those calling for the recall of this dangerous and deadly drug??
Just this week hearings were held in Congress by the House Government Reform Subcommittee on Human Resources at which hard evidence was presented of the dangers of this drug. In addition to that the FDA continued to maintain their position (even in light of the evidence against their position) of their not being 'sure' of any connection between the drug and the deaths! Their representative testified at the same hearings this week giving evidence to those present (and to those interested in this subject-llike me) that they have no intention of pulling this drug from the market!!
The truth, however, will continue to march on and perhaps, who knows, maybe one person a day will come face to face with it, admit it, and move from the position of a blind supporter of abortion, to a truly informed person on what 'choice' really means. In the meantime, unfortunately, more young women will have their lives changed forever via this horrible abortion method, and some will die a horribly painful death from massive infection and hemmoragic bleeding caused by RU486.