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The abortion pill

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  • After years of controversy, RU486, also known as Mifepristone, a pill that can end a pregnancy without surgery, is coming to America. This program shows the controversy surrounding RU486 and shows how a potent mix of business, politics and ethics kept this drug out of United States for nearly a decade. Dr. Etienne Emile Baulieu, its French discoverer, explains how RU486, taken in the first or second month of pregnancy, prevents the development of the fetus; another drug, taken 48 hours later, brings on a miscarriage.