Nov. 21, 2000–After years of legal and ethical debate, Danco Laboratories began shipping orders of the abortion pill Mifeprex, more commonly known as RU-486, to U.S. facilities Monday.

A Danco spokeswoman said that women in the United States will have this option “as early as tomorrow.” She added that the company has received a very large number of orders and information requests.

Planned Parenthood said shipments of Mifeprex “will be received throughout the week in about 16 states, at approximately 60 centers.” The staff at all of the centers that will receive shipments have completed the required training needed in order to offer this early abortion option.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave final approval for the abortion pill in September.