'Abortion Pill' A Target for Pro-Life Demonstrators

July 7, 2008 - 8:03 PM

(CNSNews.com) - On the 28th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion, more than one hundred protestors targeted the Food and Drug Administration for its recent approval of the abortion-inducing drug combination called RU 486. Many of the demonstrators were of college age or younger and some came from as far away as California..

Chanting, praying, and holding signs, several dozen protesters made their point by inviting arrest for blocking access to the FDA's Washington headquarters.

As police handcuffed her, one protestor told reporters she hoped to send a message through the media to President Bush. "We encourage President Bush to ban RU 486 to protect our women and children," said the protestor, who refused to give her name. "Pre-born children are the most unprotected of all humans and their voice deserves to be heard."

Dan McCollough, head of the California-based group called Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, said, "We want to send a message to the FDA that we will not allow human pesticides in our society."

He added, "We are encouraging President Bush to keep his promise to promote a culture of life in our nation."

In September, the FDA approved RU 486 for use in the United States. The drug has been available in Europe for the past decade.

Other groups participating in the protest outside the FDA office included the Christian Defense Coalition, Rock for Life, and the Youth Division of the American Life League.

The Supreme Court legalized abortion in its Roe v. Wade decision 28 years ago Monday.