Mifepristone is already creating a shift in the abortion debate. The medication induces a miscarriage in a woman who is up to nine weeks pregnant, providing a non-surgical alternative to abortion. A panel explains how mifepristone works, and how it could change the national debate over abortion.


  • Carolyn Westhof Gynecologist at Columbia Presbyterian Center
  • Marie Bass Policy consultant at Bass & Howe
  • Carole Joffe Sociologist at the University of California, Davis


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