Considering Taking the Abortion Pill?

You just found out you’re pregnant . . . now what? 

The Abortion Pill looks like a quick and easy fix to all of your problems. 

But is it really? Be informed before you make a decision.

What exactly is the Abortion Pill? It is a combination of two different medications, taken two days apart. These pills cause a medical abortion (another name for the abortion pill) when taken within 10 weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period. 

1. RU-486, Mifeprex or Mifepristone

Blocks the hormone progesterone from getting to the embryo and stopping the heartbeat – causing disconnection from the uterine wall and the heartbeat stops.

2. Cytotec or Misoprostol

Taken at home 48 hours later, causing uterine cramping to expel the pregnancy. Often heavy cramping and bleeding occur and could last for up to 1-2 weeks.

DO NOT TAKE THE ABORTION PILL IF . . .

It has been more than 70 days (10 weeks gestation) since the first day of her last menstrual period

You have an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside of the uterus)

You are experiencing bleeding problems or taking anticoagulant (blood-thinning) drug products

Do not take the abortion pill without accurate medical information about your pregnancy. It’s risky and dangerous. You deserve all the information you need to make a safe decision for your reproductive health.

    • IF for any reason you change your mind after taking the first medication, but BEFORE taking the second medication, a reversal protocol could be possible. 
    • It is best to begin the reversal protocol within 72 hours of taking the RU486 pill. 
    • High doses of progesterone are used to counteract RU486. The success rate is between 64-68%.
    • There is a nationwide hotline that will connect women with a medical provider to begin the treatment. 

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