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Mifepristone (RU 486)

The proposed RU-486 Suspension and Review Act of 2003 would suspend use of the drug until a complete investigation of the approval process has been completed. The bill has been introduced in the House (HR 3453) and Senate (S 1930).

The bill is the result of concerns expressed by the family of Holly Patterson after her untimely death following an RU-486 abortion. Go to Library of Congress at http://thomas.loc.gov and search by bill number. [communiqué 12Dec03; ple-news 16Dec03]