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How Politics And Bureaucracy Halted The Promise Of The Abortion Pill

Twenty years ago today, the Food and Drug Administration approved mifepristone, a drug used to terminate early pregnancies that held the promise of revolutionizing abortion care in the U.S. Colloquially called the abortion pill, mifepristone is taken in combination with another drug, misoprostol, and allows patients under 10 weeks pregnant to have an abortion in the […]

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How Does the Abortion Pill Work & 10 Other Common Questions Answered

The abortion pill is one of those things that’s often misunderstood, even though it’s used more frequently than you probably think. “The number of [people] taking the abortion pill versus opting for surgical abortion has definitely increased over the years because of better availability and proven safety,” Alyssa Dweck, M.D., a gynecologist in Westchester, New […]