The Food and Drug Administration approved the use of mifepristone in 2000. Since then, more than 2 million women have used the medication to end their pregnancies.

The Oklahoma law, which went into effect in 2014, requires physicians to abide by a decade-old FDA protocol that requires high dosages of abortion drugs and three visits to the doctor’s office, writes Nina Liss-Schultz. The protocol also makes the treatment harder to tolerate while failure rates more than double.

Abortion rights groups argue that the law ignores ample medical evidence and harms women.

Read more at Mother Jones


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