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RU-486 Slated for Approval by Year's End, Sources Say

Vital Information:

  • The abortion pill mifepristone, also known as RU-486, will likely be approved by the FDA by the end of this year.
  • Advocates of the drug say that women will now be able to have abortions safely and privately, without facing possible harassment by going to an abortion clinic.
  • Women will have to get the drug directly from a physician, not a pharmacist, and must make three office visits during the procedure.
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