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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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'Mifepristone is an abortion pill, a drug that is not registered in Malaysia, and therefore its sale is prohibited entirely, in clinics or pharmacies.
state governments that are restricting access to abortion in the United States, tens of thousands of American women are requesting the abortion pill online.
The pair were two of the patients Snyder has rescued with the help of a life-saving protocol known as abortion pill reversal.
The Nashville area health centre will open offering early abortion care up to 10 weeks with the abortion pill. It plans to expand its services to include the carafem procedure, STI testing, a wide selection of birth control options such as IUDs, birth control implants, Depo Provera shots, birth control pills, and emergency contraception.
They want to finance Irish expectant mothers out of our NHS funds to abort their children in Wales, and the latest is they want to change the abortion law to DIY abortions by sending expectant mothers home to take an abortion pill.
This study was carried out to find the consequences of self-administration of medical abortion pill by women to induce abortion.
"Mifegyne is a package of medical abortion pills that doesn't entail extreme pain and thus anaesthetics," an online store for abortion pill Mifegyne says in its product description.
Fiona Bloomer from Ulster University pointed to the new mention of the abortion pill in the guidelines.
Women will have cheaper and easier access to abortion by medication in the aftermath of a decision by the FDA to relax restrictions which had been in place for more than a decade on the use of abortion pill Mifeprex.
A YOUNG mother whose lover tried to procure an abortion pill to kill their child withour her knowledge has spoken about her harrowing ordeal.
Although I think all induced abortions are abhorrent, a surprising number of abortion supporters are popping up, critical of one particular type of abortion called medication abortion (the abortion pill) because of its danger to abortive women.