Mifeprex RU-486 - the Abortion Pill
Access to Abortion Hasn't Improved With Abortion Pill RU-486
When abortion pill RU-486 became available in the U.S. in 2000, it was widely believed that access to abortion would improve. Pro-choice advocates hoped that RU-486 would be prescribed by physicians in communities where abortion services weren't available. However, that has not happened.
Approval and Use of RU-486 Mifeprex (Mifepristone) the Abortion Pill
History, details and use of RU-486, the "abortion pill" approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in September 2000, sold in the U.S. under the name Mifeprex (mifepristone).
U.S. Food & Drug Administration: Q&A on Mifeprex (mifepristone)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's question-and-answer page on the drug Mifeprex (mifepristone) commonly known as RU-486 or the abortion pill.
Deaths Cited by Opponents of RU-486
At a May 2006 House Government Reform subcommittee hearing, foes of RU-486 cite 950 reports of adverse events experienced by women taking the drug, along with four deaths that also involved a common but rarely fatal bacterium.