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Wednesday October 5th

Ben Galtling


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Abortion Pill Fuels Old Debate

An abortion drug recently approved by the federal government that provides a nonsurgical way to terminate pregnancies continues to fuel controversy on the local level. The Food and Drug Administration approved the abortion drug mifeprestone, or RU-486, on Thursday. The pill allows a woman to have an abortion without traditional invasive procedures by terminating the fetus and then helping the body to expel it. Kaye Michaels, spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of Orange and Durham counties, said she is overjoyed that women in the area have a new choice.

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