The Abortion Pill

The Abortion Pill

What is medication abortion?

Medication abortion, also known as a medical abortion, is a non-surgical abortion caused by medication. “Abortion pill” is the common name for using medication to terminate a pregnancy.

How much does the abortion pill cost?

The exact cost of the abortion pill varies.

How does the abortion pill work?

The abortion pill is a two medication process and typically involves 2-3 office visits.  It is used up to 10 weeks of pregnancy and involves medication to stop the pregnancy from growing, in addition to medication to empty the uterus.

Is the abortion pill the same as Plan B?

No, Plan B is taken to help prevent a pregnancy. The abortion pill is given to a woman with a known pregnancy to end the pregnancy.

What are other names for the abortion pill?

Medication Abortion, Mifeprex, Mifepristone and RU-486 are all names for the abortion pill.

Are there risks associated with the abortion pill?

Yes, risks can vary depending on an individual’s medical history and these should be discussed with a licensed health care provider.

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