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Talking Points on Planned Parenthood’s Off-Label Use of Abortion-Causing Drugs

1. In at least two courts and in multiple media outlets, abortion providers have admitted to purposely distributing RU-486 to women contrary to the way in which it was tested and approved by the FDA.

( See, e.g., Planned Parenthood Cincinnati Region v. Taft, 459 F. Supp. 2d 626, 630 n.7 (S.D. Ohio 2006); Planned Parenthood Arizona Inc. v. Goddard, Minute Entry, CV 2009-029110 (Super. Ct. Ariz., Maricopa County Feb. 17, 2010); Faraway doctors give abortion pills by video, Des Moines Register (May 16, 2010), available at http://www.9news.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=140688&catid=188 (last visited Jan. 26, 2011); Planned Parenthood to Offer Abortion Pills, State Journal-Register (Sept. 23, 2009), available at http://www.sj-r.com/health/x576519774/Local-Planned-Parenthood-to-offer-abortion-drugs (last visited Jan. 26, 2011).)

2. Abortion providers provide the drug regimen through at least 63 days gestation and instruct women to take the second dose of the regimen vaginally, and at home and away from physician supervision.

(See, e.g., Taft, 459 F. Supp. 2d at 640; Goddard, Minute Entry, supra)

3. Planned Parenthood admits in its website to providing RU-486 until 63 days gestation.

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/abortion/abortion-pill-medication-abortion-4354.asp