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Now Online: the Stay-at-Home Abortion

Rebecca Gomperts is among activists who sell abortion drugs online

(Newser) - With millions of women worldwide lacking access to abortion clinics, some activists are considering a new approach: the stay-at-home abortion. Leading the charge is Dutch physician Rebecca Gomperts, whose website Women on Web receives about 2,000 requests monthly for drugs that will induce miscarriages, the New York Times Magazine ... More »

Strict Rules on Abortion Drugs Take Effect in Arizona

Judge refused to stay them as case goes through courts

(Newser) - As of today, women in Arizona face the strictest rules in the nation regarding the use of the abortion drug RU-486, reports AP . A federal judge declined to block the rules from taking effect while a legal fight over them makes its way through the courts. The upshot is that... More »

New 'Morning After' Pill May Come to US

Offers longer protection; sure to stir up abortion debate

(Newser) - Prepare for another big debate over a "morning after" pill. An FDA panel next week will begin vetting a French pill called "ella" that its manufacturer wants to sell in the US, reports the Washington Post . Ella already is sold in 22 countries as an emergency contraceptive that... More »

Woman Tweets Her Abortion

Says she's trying to 'demystify' process

(Newser) - Angie Jackson wants to take the veil off of abortion. The blogger and mother of one became pregnant when her IUD failed, found out too late to take the morning-after pill, but because of health risks has turned unapologetically to RU-486. And she's live-tweeting the entire experience. More »

Italy OKs RU-486; Vatican Threatens Excommunications

(Newser) - Italy has legalized the abortion drug RU-486, drawing the ire of the Vatican, which threatened to excommunicate doctors who prescribe the medication and women who take it. A church official said using the pill is "a sin in a moral and juridical sense," but a politician who is... More »

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