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Abortion Pill Is the Next Battleground If Roe Is Reversed

May 5, 2022, 9:00 AM

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 ...