IFAS | Freedom Writer | Winter 2001 | tommy.html

Thompson may halt RU-486 sales

Tommy Thompson, the conservative governor from Wisconsin and Bush's new head of Health and Human Services, said that he would review the government's decision to permit the sale of RU-486, the so-called morning-after abortion pill.

As secretary of Health and Human Services, Thompson oversees the Food and Drug Administration, which approved RU-486 last September. Thompson, like President Bush, is anti-abortion. He said that he was concerned about women's health and the pill's safety.

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