WASHINGTON (September 28, 2000) --Gail Quinn, Executive Director of the Secretariat of the Catholic Bishops' Committee for Pro-Life Activities, issued the following statement today on the approval by the FDA of the abortion pill Mifepristone.
This is the text of the statement by Ms. Quinn:
"The FDA's approval of the abortion pill Mifepristone is the lastest in a series of capitulations to abortion advocates who dismiss serious concerns about the drug and its effects."
"Many have misleadingly promoted Mifepristone as a panacea. In reality, chemical abortion is an intense, three to fifteen day regimen involving multiple office visits and a combination of drugs with the possibility of life-threatening complications."
"Worst of all, approving chemical abortion will further numb our consciences to the violence of abortion and the taking of innocent human life. The Church and the pro-life community will continue to speak the truth about the deadly drug, while ministering to women who are in a crisis situation or who suffer after an abortion."