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Australian government weighs heavy subsidy for 'abortion pill' RU-486

Catholic World News - April 26, 2013

Health officials in Australia have recommended a heavy government subsidy for the abortifacient drug RU-486.

Ignoring evidence regarding the health risks caused by the “abortion pill,” the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee released its recommendation of the change on April 26. The government is expected to endorse the proposal. Opposition leader Tony Abbott, who in the past has taken a pro-life stand, said that the government “invariably” accepts advice from advisory groups on technical matters.

The proposed change would bring down the cost of an abortion using RU-486, from around $300 to only $12. Australian taxpayers would cover the difference in price.

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