If a recent pregnancy test came back positive and you were NOT prepared to see those results, you may be thinking about purchasing the abortion pill. If you have questions, we can help provide you with the resources you need to make an informed decision regarding your body. You are not alone.
Did you know that Plan B, or the morning-after pill, is different from the abortion pill? Before you make a decision, it’s important to get all the facts.
Plan B, often called the “morning-after pill,” is a form of emergency contraception that can be taken up to five days after having unprotected sex. However, the pill is most effective within 72 hours after intercourse. The pill is essentially a high-dosage of a normal birth control pill that will prevent/delay ovulation and prevent fertilization. Because of the concentrated amount of hormones in the pill, you could experience the following side effects:
If you are already pregnant, the morning-after pill will be ineffective. RU-486, or the “abortion pill,” is a series of two pills that will terminate a pregnancy up to 10 weeks after your missed period. The first pill will cut off the blood flow to the embryo and the second will induce labor. The second pill will cause severe cramps, bleeding, nausea, and vomiting. It is possible that after these two pills, women will still need a surgical abortion to effectively complete the procedure. An ultrasound is required to verify how far along you are and determine whether you have a viable pregnancy. Click here to schedule a no-cost ultrasound.
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