Govt to fund medical abortions

Mifepristone (Mifepristone Linepharma) – also known as RU-486 – and misoprostol (GyMiso) will be subsidised on the PBS for terminations up to 49 days’ gestation.

“While termination of pregnancy is always difficult, the listing of these drugs provides women and their doctors with greater choice at an affordable price,” Ms Plibersek said.

The drugs – which are on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines