The Food and Drug Administration today approved the controversial “abortion pill” R-U-four-86 for use in the United States. The drug went through five years of U-S tests, and Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa participated in those trials. Jill June, president of Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa, says her clinics were the first and largest site to test R-U-four-86. Two-hundred-38 women received R-U-four-86 from a Des Moines clinic during that trial five years ago.The drug can only be used in the first seven weeks of a pregnancy. June says it’s an important new option for women and she’s proud to have been part of the process.Opponents of abortion pledge to continue their fight against R-U-four-86, which has been used in Europe for the past 12 years.
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