The above news story exemplifies the use of misoprostil alone in late term abortion. Misoprostil (Cytotec) is a prostaglandin drug which causes uterine contractions and is used off label to induce labor.
The most common chemical abortion regimen utilizes mifepristone, a selective progestin receptor modulator, followed by misoprostil, to expel the embryo or fetus.
Planned Parenthood employs a regimen in which only a third of the recommended mifepristone is used, along with a large dose of misoprostil. This is considered sufficiently effective, as the misoprostil will expel the unborn human dead or alive.
The woman in this Daily Mail story is said to have killed her baby a week before full term, using misoprostil, which she bought online, to expel the baby. At the time of writing, no one knows the location of the baby’s corpse.