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Health Canada apologizes for blundering over existence of RU-486 application

OTTAWA, January 9, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Health Canada has apologized to a parliamentary health committee for giving it misinformation in a November meeting that no application to approve the controversial abortion drug RU-486 (Mifepristone) existed.

"Since my appearance, it has come to my attention that I did not have the correct information", stated Health Canada's Deputy Minister George Da Pont to Ben Lobb, chair on the Standing Committee on Health in a January 08 letter obtained by LifeSiteNews.com.

Da Pont had told the health committee in the November 25 meeting that there was no pending application to have RU-486 approved in Canada - on the very same day that the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) published an article stating that such an application existed.

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