RU-486 Poses Challenge for Bush Team

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Tuesday, February 13, 2001

RU-486 Poses Challenge for Bush Team

The Wall Street Journal carried a story yesterday about the difficulty of getting the abortion pill known as RU-486 pulled off the market. In the last year of the Clinton administration, the Food and Drug Administration approved its sale in the United States.

The only way the drug could now be pulled from the market is for evidence to be found that it is sufficiently unsafe as to pose health hazards to the woman who takes it. Never mind the baby for whom this human pesticide is always unhealthy. The courts have determined the baby is not a person.

Occasional incidents of heavy bleeding or intense cramping will not be enough, and so even though the new Health and Human Services secretary, Tommy Thompson, is pro-life, as is President Bush, it's going to be difficult for them to overcome the regulations they are sworn to uphold.

So, we pro-lifers must continue to do what we've always done: tell women (and men) the truth, offer the unmarried abstinence education and those pregnant, out of wedlock, loving alternatives to killing one's unborn child.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.