CitizenLink – News Briefs – Judge Rejects Ohio Law Limiting Abortion Pill:

A federal judge Wednesday ruled unconstitutional an Ohio law restricting the use of the abortion-inducing drug RU-486, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

RU-486, also called the abortion pill, has been connected to the deaths of at least six women and has caused infection and injury in nearly a thousand more.

The law — which was supposed to go into effect in 2004, but couldn’t because of pending litigation — made it illegal for a physician to prescribe the drug after the seventh week of pregnancy. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the same recommendation six years ago.

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