Anti-abortion activists said the unborn are the victors in the decision by a French drug company - under the threat of a boycott - to halt distribution of its abortion pill in France.

But pro-abortion advocates condemned the threated boycott, which forced the drug company Roussel Uclaf to halt distribution of the RU 486 pill Wednesday, as imposing "a few peoples' beliefs over the rights of millions of women."Faye Wattleton, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said her New York-based group would try to persuade Roussel to reverse the decision or find another firm willing to keep developing the drug.

The National Abortion Rights Action League said in a statement released in Washington Thursday that "the pro-choice community worldwide is outraged by this action."