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Mifepristone - Latest News
Oct 9, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- The US Supreme Court on Thursday refused to reverse a lower court's order preventing the FDA from requiring in-person dispensation of the abortion pill during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sep 25, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- Northern Ireland's Department of Health told a Belfast daily on Friday that women who self-administer medical abortions at home are at risk.
Apr 24, 2020 - 12:17 pm .- The president of the Scottish bishops' conference wrote Friday to the Scottish health secretary, saying the permission for women to self-administer both stages of a medical abortion at home during coronavirus is born of ideology rather than true concern for women.
Mar 31, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- The British government’s plans to allow women to have early abortions at home without medical supervision during the coronavirus crisis will “further endanger women”, a bishop has said.
Mar 25, 2020 - 06:19 pm .- While the U.K. government has quickly backed away from rules allowing women to complete a medical abortion at home during the coronavirus pandemic, some groups are lobbying to expand legal access to emergency contraception, which can have abortion-causing effects.
Oct 14, 2019 - 11:48 am .- California governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Friday a measure requiring public universities to provide free access to medical abortions for students.
Sep 21, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- While the number of in-clinic abortions in the United States is reportedly down, the sale of illicitly acquired abortion pills may be up, according to recent data from the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute.
Sep 12, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- After a North Dakota judge nixed part of a new law requiring doctors to inform their patients about abortion pill reversal, pro-life advocates say they hope the decision will be overturned.
Aug 14, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- At a Mass marking Sunday's conclusion of a novena for the defeat of a California bill that would require public universities to provide free access to abortion pills for students, the Archbishop of San Francisco challenged parishioners to grow in charity by embracing works of mercy to the most vulnerable - those in the womb.
Jul 31, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Three California bishops are calling on local Catholics to pray and fight against a bill that would require state colleges and universities to provide free access to abortion pills for students.
May 23, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- A pro-life group in Scotland has, for a second time, lost a legal challenge against the government’s decision last year to allow women to self-administer abortion pills at home.
May 23, 2019 - 12:19 pm .- While the number of abortions procured in the US has steadily declined in recent decades, recent data indicate that this decline may be slowing as the use of chemical abortions rises.
Apr 8, 2019 - 02:02 pm .- A California Senate committee has passed a bill requiring student health clinics on college campuses to provide abortion pills.
Sep 21, 2018 - 01:01 pm .- A legal challenge to the prosecution of a Northern Irish woman who allegedly procured abortifacient medication for her underage daughter which was to have begun Thursday has been adjourned.
Sep 20, 2018 - 01:01 pm .- The High Court in Belfast began hearing a challenge Thursday to the decision to prosecute a woman who allegedly procured abortifacient medication five years ago for her daughter, who was 15-years-old at the time.
Sep 13, 2018 - 01:03 pm .- Coming into effect at the end of 2018, English women will be allowed to take abortion pills at home; but it is unclear whether Northern Irish women who travel to England will be allowed to do so.
May 29, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- The Supreme Court will not hear Planned Parenthood’s challenge to a 2015 law in Arkansas that requires doctors administering abortion pills to have contracts with physicians with hospital admitting privileges.
Dec 12, 2017 - 12:04 am .- A new effort in the UK has garnered the support of some of Britain’s maternity doctors who are recommending that women should be allowed to take abortion pills at home.
Mar 31, 2016 - 12:02 pm .- The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday expanded its recommended use of the abortion drug mifepristone, drawing criticism from pro-life advocates who say it is harmful for women and their unborn babies, who may now be chemically aborted up to 10 weeks into pregnancy.

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