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February 16, 2017
Inventor of the RU-486 abortion drug, French Professor Emile-Etienne Beaulieu, holds the pills in Paris in this Jan. 11, 1995 file picture.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000 approved U.S. use of the drug, a major victory for those who battled for 12 years to bring the early-abortion method to this country.
Photo by Remy de la Mauviniere (AP)