Abortion Pills on Trial

After years of controversy and delay, the drugs that can end a pregnancy without surgical intervention are being tested in Des Moines and other American cities

"I was the first one in Des Moines. Everyone was really excited on Wednesday, when I was given the first dose of medication. I made a joke that we should have a ribbon-cutting ceremony. They kept telling me I was making history.

"I was very nauseous in a couple of hours. I threw up constantly for three days. I went to work. Luckily, there's a restroom in my department. I moved a little slower. Usually I'm very upbeat, but I wasn't for those three days. It was like food poisoning. I couldn't keep anything down.

"I went in on Friday and...

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