mifepristone

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mifepristone

an antiprogestogenic steroid, used in the medical termination of pregnancy. Formula: C29H35NO2
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Another abortion technology group, Gynuity, headed by some of the same people who helped bring RU-486 to the United States, has set up experiments in New York, Hawaii, Washington and Oregon sending abortion pills by mail.
Patrick sponsored the 2011 law requiring women to undergo a sonogram before getting an abortion, and this summer he authored legislation designed to increase oversight of RU-486.
Separate chapters on RU-486, the morning after pill (Plan B), and Gardasil chronicle the development of these drugs and their fates at the hands of regulators, lobbyists, and marketers.
Thus, if a personhood framework were to pass, in addition to legislation regarding the abortion procedure itself, one might expect to see restrictions on the use of RU-486, EC, and certain forms of standard hormonal contraception.
Reality: Emergency contraception does not cause an abortion and is not RU-486.
Also known as RU-486, the drug has been taken by more than 900,000 U.
IN THE MID-1990S, THE ABORTION wars were at a fever pitch over the impending approval of RU-486.
That summer, the conservative Christian community buzzed with talk that the import bill would make an abortion pill called RU-486 as accessible as aspirin.
Since 2000, misoprostol has been used with little fanfare in conjunction with the abortion pill mifepristone, commonly referred to as RU-486.
The religious right--with vociferous approval from President Bush and his political base--would disallow my using Plan B (the morning-after pill which must be taken within 72 hours of the sexual event) or RU-486 (the pill that interrupts pregnancy in the first two months).
Livia Turco, Minister of Health, has said she is in favour of introducing the RU-486 abortion pill, which the paper calls "quick homicide.
358), would it be possible for an antibiotic to be included with the RU-486 package to prevent a Clostridium sordellii infection?