Tag Archives: Mifepristone

Planned Parenthood Telemedicine Program Update

Over the past few months, we’ve been following the news reports about Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s telemedicine program, which allows women to access medication abortion through a live video consult with a doctor. The program involves a Des Moines … Continue reading

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Guttmacher Report Shows Greater and Safer Abortion Availability

The Guttmacher Institute has released a new report about abortion in the United States. According to the report: The abortion rate in the U.S., which has declined steadily since a 1981 peak of more than 29 abortions per 1,000 women, … Continue reading

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This Week Marks Ten Years of Women Accessing Medication Abortion in the U.S.

On September 28, 2000, the FDA approved the drug mifepristone, in combination with misoprostol, for usage in a medical abortion pill. Formerly known as RU-486 and now marketed as Mifeprex, the drug offers women an alternative to surgical abortion. According … Continue reading

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Misoprostol: A Catalyst for Revolution?

An optimistic op-ed published by Nicholas Kristof this weekend in the New York Times hypothesized that the medication misoprotol will revolutionize abortion access around the world, especially in developing countries, where five-sixths of abortions occur and “up to 70,000 women … Continue reading

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