- RU-486 (Organizations, Companies, and Products)
"I got pregnant and someone slipped me RU-486."
Mifepristone (trade name: Mifeprex; common moniker: RU-486) is an artificial steroid that, in combination with a second drug (misoprostol), aborts pregnancies. Mifepristone can be used as an emergency contraceptive, but only if taken after sex and before ovulation; if roommate Phyllis knew those intimate details of Bonnie's conception, they really are best friends. It's more likely that Phyllis slipped Bonnie a standard dosage, Bonnie saw her doctor and realized what happened, and Bonnie's doctor had no choice but to complete the abortion. Lest Mars viewers lie awake in fear after learning of Phyllis's actions, it's worth noting that you shouldn't be able to get your hands on mifepristone unless you've had a pregnancy test and an ultrasound. So just don't be friends with anyone who's both meddlesome and pregnant, and you're golden!
- 3.12 "There's Got To Be A Morning After Pill"