Embedded Player Doctors and abortion clinics are receiving their first shipments of the abortion pill that was authorized for use in the U.S. in September. In France, where RU486 was invented, it was put on the market -- with difficulty -- in 1988. Now, it accounts for one-third of all abortions there. NPR's Sarah Chayes reports from Paris that French abortions are actually decreasing; still, pharmaceutical companies want little to do with the pill.