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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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The media are recognising that the abortion pill is having a significant impact on the delivery of abortion in the United States.
Only when these new providers begin dispensing the abortion pill will we have increased access to abortion services.
She took the RU486 abortion pill, which requires no surgery and is supposed to make terminations easier.
WE echo the sentiments of the Archbishop of Cardiff, Peter Smith, chairman of the Bishops' Conference Department of Christian Responsibility and Citizenship, who has criticised the Government's plans to make the DIY abortion pill RU486, to be taken in the first nine weeks of pregnancy, widely available.
One year after mifepristone - aka RU-486, aka the abortion pill - became available to the general public, neither anti-abortion nor abortion-rights advocates should claim the controversial pill has significantly altered the map of female sexuality, according to recent survey data.
His first act in office in 1993 was to restore abortion financing as "aid" to Third World countries; he pushed through approval of the abortion pill RU486; he okayed fetal experimentation; he aggressively promoted the funding of population control; and one of his last acts was to issue a regulation that would redefine the terms "fetus" and "child" so that babies born alive could be used for medical research.
With the FDA's recent decision to permit trade in RU-486, the abortion pill, the issue may soon be less pressing.
These pills, which use hormones to prevent conception, differ from the so-called abortion pill RU-486 that blocks the hormones and can work beyond the 72-hour window.
The latest twist that has the media all aflutter is a new website by those who brought us the "abortion ship," country specific 'abortion-hotlines," and the online abortion pill webite "I need an abortion.
A TD was last night condemned for her "dangerous" support of an abortion pill bus touring four cities.
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Most women obtain the abortion pill and self-medicate, and then come to ensure the abortion is complete.