The Abortion Pill

Chemical Abortion or The Abortion Pill?

medication abortion, also known as the abortion pill, requires taking two drugs to terminate an existing pregnancy. Those drugs are mifepristone and misoprostol. 

You take mifepristone first, which blocks the uterus from absorbing progesterone. This drug prevents the embryo from developing and growing.

If you change your mind, you may be able to continue with your pregnancy and reverse the effects of Mifepristone within 2 days of taking it. Immediately contact or call 877-558-0333

Misoprostol is taken 24–48 hours later and makes the uterus contract to expel the embryo or fetus through the vagina.
The common risks of medication abortion include:

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

How Do I Get the Abortion Pill?

It’s important to receive a pregnancy test and an ultrasound before receiving any abortion services. These procedures inform you and your doctor about your pregnancy and can further give you accurate information about what options you can consider.

If you are potentially eligible for the abortion pill based on specific circumstances, you first need to confirm your pregnancy. According to the FDA, only women up to 70 days gestation are eligible for the abortion pill. Otherwise, surgical abortion is your only other possible option.

Confirm your pregnancy with lab-quality pregnancy testing and an ultrasound to know if you qualify for the abortion pill and learn about other options. 

An ultrasound goes one step further and reveals how far along you are in pregnancy and the location of your pregnancy (if it’s located in the uterus or not).

Schedule a free and confidential appointment to start your pregnancy confirmation process. We are here for you. 

Life Care Pregnancy Center does not perform or refer for abortions.