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  • n  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

  • The current data show that women who use mifepristone are no better or worse off than those who choose surgical abortion, but the study didn't measure either group against women .
  • With mifepristone, a woman typically passes large blood clots in the toilet within 24 hours after taking the second pill.
  • That's exactly what mifepristone did for the experiment's mice, all of which had the BRCA-1 gene.
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  • Lester Crawford in LifeNews.com
    Our investigation reveals that it was due to mifepristone,Dr. Crawford said.
  • David Hager in LifeNews.com
    Mifepristone is one of two medications in the regimen marketed as Mifeprex which also includes the drug misoprostol,explained Dr. Hager. "Mifepristone is an anti-progesterone which acts at the level of the lining of the uterus to interfere...
  • Lyn Allison in The Age
    Mifepristone has other applications such as saving women who have ectopic pregnancies from dangerous surgery, which often damages fallopian tubes and risks infertility,Senator Allison said. "It is also shown to be effective as a treatment...

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