Concerned Women for America included this in a press release today:
“Last week’s FDA announcement on RU-486 mentioned the deaths linked to RU-486, but neglected to release information about near-fatal adverse events,” said [Wendy] Wright [CWA’s senior policy director]. Under the Freedom of Information Act , CWA received public documents listing over 600 adverse events. Two OB/GYNs who assessed the reports found they included 220 cases of hemorrhage that were either life-threatening or extremely serious, 71 of which required transfusions. Also, 392 reports indicate that a surgical procedure was done, many under emergency conditions.
The head of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists added this in an email alert:
Severe adverse events reporting is purely voluntary, goes thru Danco first, then to the FDA as Danco sees fit. Who in their right mind would think that the only deaths happened in one state?!