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No Chemical Abortions for North Dakota

The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a state law that limits chemical abortions in the state. Chemical abortions are usually procured with a pill regimen of mifepristone (RU486) to block progesterone and starve the tiny baby, and misoprostol 48-72 hours later to cause contractions and expel the dead baby.

The Court reversed a ruling by a district judge last year which claimed that the 2011 law violates the state constitution. This law requires that a drug used to induce abortion must state on its label that it is intended to be used for that particular purpose. Misoprostol is labeled for the treatment of stomach ulcers, not for abortion, and therefore is not allowed by this law.
[December 2014, Cincinnati Right to Life News Brief]