DENVER — On Friday, a federal judge in Texas issued a ruling to suspend the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of mifepristone. That same day, another federal judge in Washington released a contradictory decision in a case where Colorado is among the plaintiffs.
Here is an overview of what happened and what to expect.
Q: What is mifepristone?
A: Mifepristone is a hormone-blocking drug used to end a pregnancy up to 10 weeks. It requires a follow-up dosage of misoprostol, which is not implicated by either court ruling. The FDA approved mifepristone as safe for use more than two decades ago.
Q: How many abortions in Colorado occur through medication?
A: Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains estimated that 70% of its 11,800 abortion-care patients in Colorado last year received medication abortion rather than surgical. Nationally, just over half of all abortions occur medicinally.
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