The Pill Arrives

The FDA gives women a new abortion choice. But will they choose it? And will doctors be willing to take the heat?

Did the landscape of abortion in America really change forever last week? Come take a tour. Dr. Stephen Grillot practices family medicine in Colby, Kans. In his town, a woman looking to end a pregnancy would need to drive 300 miles to Wichita to find the nearest abortion clinic. That's if she had the time and means to get away and was willing to pass the protesters to enter a building that has been bombed out and fired upon.

Last Thursday, when the Food and Drug Administration approved the sale of the abortion pill mifepristone--long known as RU 486--it put...

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