US government limits abortion pill for poor womenBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7293.1015/a (Published 28 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1015
- Fred Charatan
The US Department of Health and Human Services told state Medicaid directors in a letter last month, that the abortion pill, mifepristone (RU 486), like abortions, would be covered only when a pregnancy resulted from rape or incest or when the woman's life was endangered.
Medicaid is the federal health service that pays for health care for the poor. “Because this is an abortion drug, the …