Victory Won in Campaign to Bring RU-486 to US

FDA Approval Marks Victory of Science Over Anti-abortion Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal called today’s FDA approval of mifepristone, formerly known as RU 486, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration “a total victory for the U.S. women. At long last, science trumps anti-abortion politics and medical McCarthyism. If this medication was primarily for men, the French developers would already have received a Nobel Prize in medicine.”

Smeal continued, “Mifepristone will reframe the abortion debate by providing more and earlier access. By increasing the number and geographic spread of abortion availability, mifepristone will lead to a decrease in clinic violence and an increase in women’s privacy.”

Thank the FDA and the Clinton Administration for making this breakthrough drug available to women in the United States!


Feminist Majority Foundation Press Release

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