Marketing abortion pills

THE ABORTION pill RU486 developed by French drug company Roussel-Uclaf may be available soon in the US market, followingmeetings between Rous-sel-Uclaf president Edouard Sakiz and US food and drugs commissioner David Kessler.

Women's groups are eagerly awaiting RU486, but anti-abortion groups in USA are threatening,a boycott of the US subsidiary of Hoechst AG, the parent company of the firm. Former US presidents Reagan and George Bush were staunchly anti-abortion and, thorefore, of RU486. But President Bill Clinton has signed five memorandums revoking abortion-related b s and the much-awaited drug may yot go on sale in America.

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