Mifepristone: The First Big Abortion Case Since Roe V Wade


El Schader, Creative Editor

The first big Abortion case since the overturning of Roe v Wade is on a drug called Mifepristone. Here is a paragraph from planned parenthood break down of the drug:

“What Happens in a Medication Abortion?
The “abortion pill” is the common name in the United States for using two different medications — mifepristone and misoprostol — to end an early pregnancy. In general, it is used up to 70 days, or 10 weeks, after the first day of your last menstrual period.
1. Mifepristone works by blocking the hormone progesterone. Without progesterone, the lining of the uterus breaks down and the pregnancy cannot continue.
2. Misoprostol, the second medication, is taken either right away or up to 48 hours later and causes the uterus to empty. It’s like having a heavy, crampy period and is very similar to an early miscarriage.”

Here is a legal timeline that I constructed :