WHAT seemed unthinkable only a few years ago, is a common practice today. Could we have imagined a do-it-yourself abortion? A world where a pregnant woman can impetuously choose to terminate the life of her unborn child without so much as a clinic visit? And the abortion happens at home? Let’s take a closer look.
The medication RU-486, or mifepristone, was developed by the French pharmaceutical company Roussel-Uclaf in 1980. After being widely used across Europe, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it for use in the United States in September 2000.