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October 4, 1995 | GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The doctor is taking a call from a longtime patient who recently had a surgical abortion of her 22- week fetus because it was missing critical organs. She is depressed, calling for support. "Whatcha expect?" the doctor bellows into the phone. "To be happy?" Then he softens: "Listen, you knew I'd have a wise-ass answer. . . . Of course, you have every reason in the world to be depressed. You went through a horror." Dr. Richard U.
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October 4, 1995 | GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The doctor is taking a call from a longtime patient who recently had a surgical abortion of her 22- week fetus because it was missing critical organs. She is depressed, calling for support. "Whatcha expect?" the doctor bellows into the phone. "To be happy?" Then he softens: "Listen, you knew I'd have a wise-ass answer. . . . Of course, you have every reason in the world to be depressed. You went through a horror." Dr. Richard U.
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HEALTH
October 1, 2001 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
One year after its introduction in the United States, the abortion pill is proving to be highly effective and safe for the vast majority of women, abortion proponents say. Planned Parenthood Federation, a leading advocate of the pill marketed as Mifeprex, said it has achieved a success rate of 99% among about 5,200 patients nationwide. Other doctors who provide the abortion pill to patients also report they have experienced high success rates with few clinical problems.
NEWS
August 31, 1995 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
American women seeking an abortion but wary of surgical procedures or violence-prone clinics may soon have another option, according to a new study showing that a two-drug combination was 96% effective in inducing abortion in the first nine weeks of pregnancy.
NEWS
November 5, 2000 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long and tangled journey of the abortion pill to the United States--expected to culminate with its introduction here later this month--began with the zeal of two women, who marshaled a force of moneyed activists to do for themselves what the major pharmaceutical companies would not.
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