abortion pill


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abortion pill

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(Pharmacology) a drug, such as mifepristone, used to terminate a pregnancy in its earliest stage
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Noun1.abortion pill - an abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU_486) developed in Franceabortion pill - an abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU_486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo
aborticide, abortifacient, abortion-inducing drug - a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion
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abortion pill

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PRO-life campaigners yesterday called on the Government to stop a new home abortion pill being made available in Ireland.
The Population Council, the nonprofit group that holds the rights to sell the French abortion pill to American women, announced Wednesday that it had settled the litigation surrounding control of the drug, and arranged for it to be handled by a new privately held company, Advances for Choice.
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THE abortion pill, RU486, has been widely available in the UK since 1991.
A dispute in the groups working to bring the French abortion pill to American women is threatening to create further delays in making the drug, mifepristone, available.
THE abortion pill is to become widely available under plans to offer quicker, easier terminations.
A company involved in a complicated deal to eventually produce the abortion pill RU-486 in the United States filed suit in Santa Monica on Thursday, accusing the businessman putting together the arrangement of fraud.
American women likely will have access to an abortion pill by early next year.
The drug is an abortion pill, known as RU-486 in France and mifepristone in the United States.