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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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Planned Parenthood Study Finds Ways to Decrease Infection With Abortion Pill

A new study by Planned Parenthood shows that the risk of infections associated with abortion pills can be decreased by taking the drugs orally (instead of vaginally) and with a concurrently prescribed course of antibiotics.  After infections and some deaths … Continue reading

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Vatican Perpetuates Misinformation about Abortion

Last week the Vatican issued a sweeping treatise on bioethics (in PDF). In the document, in addition to condemning abortion, it took aim at the morning-after pill, IUDs and RU-486, saying that these too can result in abortions. RU-486 can, … Continue reading

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