Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Australia Practitioner Will Stop Selling Dangerous Abortion Drug After Prosecution

Cairns, Australia (LifeNews.com) -- Australia abortion practitioner Caroline de Costa will stop selling the dangerous abortion drug has that killed more than a dozen women worldwide and injured more than 1,300 in the United States alone. Her decision follows the prosecution of a teenager who smuggled the drug into the country.

Cairns started selling the mifepristone (RU 486) abortion drug in 2006 and was the first in the nation to do so. Then, in April, 19-year-old Tegan Simone Leach became the first to be charged under Queensland's laws making abortion illegal in 50 years. The teenager and her partner will go to court this month in a case involving charges against them for smuggling the dangerous abortion drug into the country because it is not available in her part of Australia. Yesterday, de Costa told the Courier-Mail newspaper that her attorneys told her it would be a good idea for her to stop dispensing the dangerous drug. Full story at LifeNews.com

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