41. The study, which Foster headed, involved a vaginal suppository-- a prostaglandrin drug-- that could induce abortion. 42. In most cases, it fails to induce abortion, 43. "We're seeing a higher suicide rate, botched self- induced abortions and babies thrown in the garbage ." 44. The first recorded evidence of induced abortion is from the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus in 1550 BC. 45. Soon after the woman became pregnant with her sixth child, she died of a self- induced abortion. 46. Abortifacients are drugs or devices that induce abortion. 47. In addition, drug- induced abortions, also known as " medical " abortions, became widely available in late 2000. 48. McBride joined the ethics committee in approving the decision to terminate the pregnancy through an induced abortion. 49. The abortion-breast cancer hypothesis is the belief that induced abortions increase the risk of developing breast cancer. 50. Misoprostol is used to induce abortions in Brazil and Argentina as well as in the United States.