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Birth Control / RU-486 #744149

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 16, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The FDA’s consideration of over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill, an emergency contraception drug, noted.

(Fremont, California: Sandra Hughes) The debate over the safety of the abortion pill RU-486 examined; details given about the death of Holly Patterson†† and the two-step process for inducing an abortion. [Father Monty PATTERSON†- says we’re concerned about the health & welfare of our daughters.] [Concerned Women for America Wendy WRIGHT†- explains the risk of taking the drugs.] [Johns Hopkins University Dr. Paul BLUMENTHAL†- says these alternative approaches are safe & effective.] [Representative Roscoe BARTLETT†- opposes FDA approval of RU-486.] [Planned Parenthood president Gloria FELDT†- comments on politicians who want to make all abortion illegal.]

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Hughes, Sandra
Duration:
00:03:20

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