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Nearly half of U.S. adults are unsure if medication abortion is legal in their state, and many also are not certain about the legality of emergency contraceptive pills, the latest KFF Health Tracking Poll finds.

Early this year, the FDA approved a protocol to allow manufacturer-certified pharmacies to dispense the medication abortion drug mifepristone directly to patients with a prescription. Previously, the pills could be dispensed only by a certified health care provider and were not available through a retail pharmacy. However, three-quarters of adults surveyed have not heard anything in the news about the decision, including nearly 8 in 10 women under age 50.

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