June 11, 1997 |
The European company that had agreed to manufacture the French abortion pill for sale in the United States is backing out of the project, according to a source knowledgeable about the situation. The decision may delay the drug's introduction here. The U.S. sponsor of the pill, the nonprofit Population Council, now must try to find a replacement manufacturer.
September 29, 2000 |
The abortion pill that the Food and Drug Administration approved Thursday is part of a two-drug regimen that can end a pregnancy in its early stages, essentially by causing a miscarriage. The FDA has approved it for use through the first seven weeks of pregnancy, but some doctors say they will offer it through nine weeks of pregnancy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2005 |
Chaundra Smith got pregnant last spring. Awash in conflicting emotions, she was sure about one thing: Telling her parents wasn't an option. "I just didn't want to disappoint them," the Austin high school senior recalled. But when Smith telephoned an abortion clinic for an appointment, she learned that state law required what she so desperately sought to avoid -- that her parents be notified.