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abortion pill

abortion pill

A popular term for RU-486/mifepristone.

abortion pill

See Contragestive, Oral contraceptive, RU-486.

a·bor·tion pill

(ă-bōr'shŭn pil)
A means of expelling an embryo or fetus during the first 7 weeks of pregnancy with a combination of a progesterone antagonist and prostaglandins.

abortion pill

A drug, RU486 or mifepristone, that acts by blocking the action of PROGESTERONE which is essential to maintain pregnancy. A second drug, one of the PROSTAGLANDINS, has to be taken within 48 hours to complete the expulsion of the fertilized egg. The method is said to be 95% effective. See also ABORTION.
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It claims not to be trying to sell any abortion pills to American women, but only offers guidance to women to women who want to abort using widely available medications.
Human life is too precious for such a quick fix as a DIY abortion pill.
The way the abortion pill works is it [mifepristone] essentially starves the baby by blocking the natural hormone that's in the woman's body, which is progesterone, thereby breaking the connection between the placenta and the uterus disrupting nutrients to the baby, causing death.
Doctors will be able to start prescribing Mifeprex - known as RU-486 in France, the early option or abortion pill - in the next few weeks (no specific rollout date has been set).
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to beef up the warning label on the abortion pill.
The Federal Drug Administration's approval of RU-486, the abortion pill, is just the latest in this administration's ploy to destroy the values of this country.
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