RU-486: Killer Pills

The FDA broke its own rules in the fast-track approval of the “abortion pill.” Sadly, women are paying with their lives. Most people assume that advances made in medicine and science are helpful—and save lives. Regrettably, that is not always true. In the case of the abortion pill, RU-486, women are not helped—and lives are certainly not saved. Yet in September of 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved RU-486, or Mifeprex, for sale in the United States—a drug whose only purpose is to kill human beings. Read

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Scientific Community Seriously Damaged by Phony Stem Cell Claims

Revelations that South Korean doctor Woo Suk Hwang, once thought to be the groundbreaking creator of the world’s first cloned human embryos, fabricated all of his research has forced many mainstream media outlets to concede that human cloning and embryo destructive research were dealt a serious blow by the scandal. Despite efforts by some proponents of cloning to spin the story into a case for federally-funded research, Hwang has been largely portrayed as a disgraced scientist who has thrown the future of human cloning into jeopardy. Read

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President Bush Signs Ethical Stem Cell Bill Over Democrat Objections

Following what amounted to a seven month filibuster on the part of Senate Democrats President Bush signed into law a bill establishing a national bank for stem cells derived from umbilical cords. Umbilical cord stem cells have been used to treat 67 different diseases including leukemia and anemia and obtaining them poses no ethical problems. Read

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