White House says abortion pill ban would be ‘devastating’

THE White House yesterday expressed concern that a Texas judge could move to impose what it called a “devastating” nationwide ban on a drug used for more than half of US abortions.  

Mifepristone, also known as RU-486, is one component of a two-drug regimen used for medication abortions and has been on the market in the United States for more than 20 years.