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Introduction: What is RU-486?

April 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments ·

|What is RU-486? | The Discovery | The Chemistry |

|The Global Use | RU-486 in US Politics |

| Cultural Controversy in the US | References |

RU-486 is a pill that is named after the first pharmaceutical company, Roussel Uclaf, to produce it. Known widely as “the abortion pill,” RU-486 can be taken orally up to eight weeks after conception to induce a woman’s menses and therefore abort the embryo. The integration and accessibility of RU-486 throughout human society has sparked debate and a strict divide between those who support and oppose its use. Below is a picture of a nurse holding RU-486.


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