Bloomberg Law
May 5, 2022, 9:00 AM

Abortion Pill Is the Next Battleground If Roe Is Reversed

Cynthia Koons
Cynthia Koons
Bloomberg News

For decades the fight to end abortion in America has been waged over Roe v. Wade. With the Supreme Court poised to overturn the landmark decision that legalized a woman’s right to choose, the fight to stop abortion is going to become a fight about a pill.

Mifepristone, originally known as RU-486, was approved in the U.S. in 2000 after being on the market overseas for more than a decade. When used in combination with another drug, misoprostol, it’s more than 95% effective in terminating a pregnancy within the first 10 weeks. Data overwhelmingly show it’s safe. Yet, as ...

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