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How the Abortion Pill Works

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration conditionally approved the sale of RU486, the French abortion pill, in the United States. The drug won't be available widely until mid-next year. Dr. Elizabeth Newhall works in a clinic in Portland, Oregon, where they have been testing the drug with their patients.


Other segments from the episode on November 5, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 5, 1996: Interview with Harry Shearer; Review of the album "The Best of the Barely Works"; Interview with Elizabeth Newhall; Commentary on historically black…


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