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Abortion pill approved for wider distribution   
Friday, 31 August 2012

Produced by Tess Gilfedder

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The abortion pill mifepristone will now be more readily available, after being approved for wider distribution. Better known as RU486, the drug has been a source of controversy since it's legalisation in 2006. In the controversial debate of pro-life versus pro-choice, abortion pills like RU486 have not escaped scrutiny. But now, after rigorous quality and safety testing, the drug mifepristone has been registered by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

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Featured in story
Dr Deborah Bateson - Medical Director, Family Planning NSW
Dr Katrina Haller - Senior Executive Office, Right To Life Australia

Related Links
Right To Life Australia
Marie Stopes International
Therapeutic Goods Administration (Registration of medicines for the medical termination of early pregnancy)
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