Probe Into Women Dying After RU-486

The Los Angeles Times reported state and federal health officials are investigating four deaths of women who had taken the RU-486 abortion-drug cocktail. In addition to the underpublicized story of Holly Patterson, there are now three others whose stories have yet to catch on in the other national media outlets, including Oriane Shevin, 34, of Sherman Oaks, California, an attorney and mother of two young children. She died of sepsis, a blood infection, on June 14. This is no joke: our national media got more excited over the potential health risks of fat-free Pringles (with Olestra) than it does over RU-486.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis