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June 15, 2006 | From the Associated Press
An abortion clinic surrendered its license Wednesday amid allegations that a woman delivered a nearly full-term stillborn baby after a staff member gave her an abortion-inducing drug without a doctor present. Summit Medical Center in Birmingham has been closed since the Alabama Department of Public Health suspended its operations May 17, citing numerous violations of health rules, said Rick Harris, director of the state agency's Bureau of Health Provider Standards.
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June 15, 2006 | From the Associated Press
An abortion clinic surrendered its license Wednesday amid allegations that a woman delivered a nearly full-term stillborn baby after a staff member gave her an abortion-inducing drug without a doctor present. Summit Medical Center in Birmingham has been closed since the Alabama Department of Public Health suspended its operations May 17, citing numerous violations of health rules, said Rick Harris, director of the state agency's Bureau of Health Provider Standards.
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October 3, 1991 | JANINE DeFAO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to "prevent the impending destruction of women's rights" and to make a French abortion pill available to American women, Los Angeles activist Peg Yorkin said Wednesday that she is donating $10 million to the Feminist Majority Foundation, which she co-founded. The gift, which Yorkin said represents roughly one-quarter of her personal assets, was hailed by Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal as "the largest gift in women's rights history."
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January 29, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Four Illinois pharmacists have sued Walgreen Co., saying the drugstore chain wrongly fired them for refusing to dispense the "morning-after" emergency contraceptive pill. The pharmacists are represented by the American Center for Law and Justice, a legal group founded by evangelist Pat Robertson. The lawsuit, filed in Madison County, Ill.
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February 27, 2001 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Warning that the abortion pill is under sneak attack, a national abortion rights group has sued to block a Michigan law that it claims would effectively ban physicians from terminating pregnancies with RU-486. Under the law, which takes effect next month, women seeking to end a pregnancy first must review a description--written by the state--of the medical procedure that will be used.
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July 18, 1992 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court refused Friday to order U.S. officials to return abortion pills confiscated from a pregnant Berkeley woman, thereby leaving intact a government ban on importing the French drug that induces abortion. For 29-year-old Leona Benten, the high court's action forecloses the chance that she will be able to end her pregnancy by taking the 600-milligram dose of RU486. The drug is only effective during the first eight weeks of pregnancy, a threshold she will cross this weekend.
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August 11, 1990 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Annie, a 29-year-old secretary in an import-export business, already had two young children from a marriage that ended in divorce. "If I have another child, I want it to be with someone I have truly chosen," she said resolutely. "It's the mother who takes charge of the children." Chantal, 23, a dressmaker from the French Caribbean island of Martinique, said she did not know her boyfriend well enough to have his baby.
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April 22, 1990 | BETH ANN KRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Psychic Makes Baby Vanish Before Birth --Front-page headline in the Sun, a tabloid PRO RU-486 is the most exciting new drug we've had in fertility control since the development of the birth control pill three decades ago. It opens entire new vistas, with benefits far beyond reproductive medicine, ranging from treatment of endometriosis to breast cancer." Dr. David A. Grimes USC School of Medicine CON "There will be serious resistance to RU-486.
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January 23, 1993 | KAREN TUMULTY and MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With a stroke of a pen, President Clinton marked the 20th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade Friday by dismantling a series of Ronald Reagan and George Bush Administration abortion restrictions, only hours after tens of thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators rallied across the street from the White House.
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September 30, 2000 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The morning headlines blared the topic, and his audience of conservative Christian activists was primed for a fiery response. But the Rev. Pat Robertson, longtime foe of abortion rights, made no mention of the government's decision to allow distribution of a controversial abortion pill in a speech Friday opening the Christian Coalition's annual convention.
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October 7, 2005 | Maria L. La Ganga, Times Staff Writer
The family of an Orange County woman who died after taking RU-486 and a follow-up drug has sued Danco Laboratories, the distributor of the so-called abortion pill, charging that the company did not sufficiently warn women of potential risks. Hoa Thuy Tran, a 21-year-old teaching student from Fountain Valley, died in 2003 after taking the two drugs to end a pregnancy. She is one of four U.S.
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September 25, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Few private physicians offer RU-486 one year after the abortion pill received government approval, a survey released Monday by the Kaiser Family Foundation said. The survey confirms anecdotal evidence that the abortion pill has been slow to catch on among women and private doctors. It is a setback for abortion rights advocates, who had hoped the pill would take abortion beyond clinics, where women face harassment, to private doctors' offices.
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May 31, 2001 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. George Kung believes RU-486, the French abortion pill approved for sale in the United States last September, is an important reproductive milestone. But the San Diego gynecologist, who performs surgical abortions, does not offer it. He has little incentive to do so. Few women have asked him for the drug, which activists fought for years to bring to this country.
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April 1, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Poor women whose abortions would not be covered by Medicaid also are ineligible for government reimbursement for the abortion pill RU-486, the federal government has notified states. The Health and Human Services Department told state Medicaid directors in a letter that RU-486, like abortions, will only be covered when a pregnancy results from rape or incest or when a woman's life is in jeopardy.
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February 27, 2001 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Warning that the abortion pill is under sneak attack, a national abortion rights group has sued to block a Michigan law that it claims would effectively ban physicians from terminating pregnancies with RU-486. Under the law, which takes effect next month, women seeking to end a pregnancy first must review a description--written by the state--of the medical procedure that will be used.
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November 21, 2000 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was hailed, or reviled, as revolutionary. But in South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri--across the vast reaches of rural America--the abortion pill that became available this week may not change anything. For the reality of RU-486 is this: In the very places where it could do most to improve abortion access--isolated towns like Rapid City--even physicians who strongly support abortion rights are afraid to use it. Afraid not just of violence. Afraid more of being shunned.
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November 21, 2000 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was hailed, or reviled, as revolutionary. But in South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri--across the vast reaches of rural America--the abortion pill that became available this week may not change anything. For the reality of RU-486 is this: In the very places where it could do most to improve abortion access--isolated towns like Rapid City--even physicians who strongly support abortion rights are afraid to use it. Afraid not just of violence. Afraid more of being shunned.
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March 15, 1990 | JANNY SCOTT, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
California Atty. Gen. John K. Van de Kamp called on the state health department Wednesday to allow testing of the abortion pill RU 486 by researchers or drug companies interested in distributing the drug within the state. Van de Kamp, a candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, called for testing of RU 486 under a 2-year-old program in which the health department has been overseeing the testing of experimental AIDS drugs without the usual federal approval.
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November 16, 2000 | From the Washington Post
The controversial abortion pill RU-486 will be shipped to hundreds of health clinics within days, making it widely available to American women for the first time after more than a decade of conflict and delay. The first batches of the abortion pill will go to clinics and health centers that already provide surgical abortions, according to Danco Laboratories LLC of New York, the drug's producer.
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November 5, 2000 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long and tangled journey of the abortion pill to the United States--expected to culminate with its introduction here later this month--began with the zeal of two women, who marshaled a force of moneyed activists to do for themselves what the major pharmaceutical companies would not.
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