The French Abortion Pill RU-486

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    The French Abortion Pill RU-486 was approved by the FDA 9/28/2000.
    It was discovered in the 1980s RU-486 could be used to kill brain tumors.

    When the FDA approved it, appearantly it was for it's intended purpose only. In addition, RU-486 can be used for brain tumors and other medical conditions.

    If the FDA approved RU-486 for killing brain tumors and treating other medical conditions. Considering the intended use for RU-486 should
    a Christian use it if they have a brain tumor?

    I'm seeking opinions only, I don't intend to start a debate.

    Thank you!
     
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    brain tumor yes. Abortions no.

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    Yep [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I would think that if you were a woman you should be careful taking it even for a brain tumor considering it's original purpose.
     
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    I don't mean to be crude here, but this drug is nothing more than a "chemical coat-hanger". It makes me sick as a woman and as a Christian.

    Don't get me wrong, I am probably the most feminist woman on this board while being also very pro-life. (It can be done, folks.) But the the "benefits" of this pill is just another great big whopping lie that the world is telling women.

    I won't forget when that American woman went to France and got the RU-486 pill.

    She flew all the way back to America before she would take it and taking it publicly and for the media and thereby caused a big stink.

    As I watched her on television, I couldn't help but think....are there no glasses of water that she could have in France? And why does the whole world have to know what pills she is taking?

    It was all so stupid.

    Abortion is grossly stupid.

    And anyone who would take this dangerous pill or any pill because the world tells them that it is an opportunity to express their individuality and express their choice-making is stupid.
     
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    Helen,

    Thank you for making us aware of the risks and potential side effects of this drug, just like all medicines have. With that in mind, consult your physician, think about whether or not the benefits (not dying of a brain tumor) outweigh the risks, and make your decision with your eyes wide open.

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    Thanks, Joseph. I couldn't help but think, also, if one had a brain tumor, one probably wouldn't be needing an abortifacent! One would probably have other things on one's mind, if you will pardon the pun!
     
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    That would certainly be true if that was the original intent of the pill...since it isn't, it doesn't really seem to be an issue to me. This sounds like an issue that the person should discuss with their doctor who knows what is best for them better than you or I when it comes to a brain tumor.

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    I'm curious - Do you have something specific saying that this is factual? My understanding of the use of RU-486 is that it is strictly an abortion drug, in the U.S. I don't know about elsewhere, though.

    For comparison purposes:

    From National Right to Life's very long document about RU-486:source

    So....I would think that there are many more ways to deal with a brain tumor, than this very nasty drug. As a Christian, it is very unlikely that I would consider using it to treat a brain tumor!
     
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    Thalidomide was originally approved to treat morning sickness, with disastrous results. It is a proven drug against leprosy and shows promise in the treatment of various inflammatory diseases.

    A drug is not inherently good or inherently bad. It is just a thing. What is important is the way that we use it.
     
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    IMHO, RU-486 is bad, not inherently in itself, but because of the way we use it in the U.S.A.
     
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    All cancer drugs of which I am aware are nothing more than poisons that simply kill the tumor (hopefully) faster than it kills the rest of the tissue. So, it makes sense that a poison that would cause a miscarriage could be used to treat cancer as well. There are several beneficial drugs in one sense that can cause a miscarriage. Should we eschew all of them?
     
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    That depends. Are these drugs intentionally being used to cause miscarriages? In other words, to intentionally cause an unwanted pregnancy to terminate? There is a difference to a side effect of drugs used primarily for healing purposes, and a drug used primarily for destructive purposes, isn't there?

    RU-486's primary, sole purpose, as approved in the U.S., is for abortion. Until such time as the primary use for it is shifted to more humane purposes, we ought not to have it here. At all.

    Peace to everyone, I've gotta fly! [​IMG]
     

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