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Why Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center Should Be Your First Choice

Abortion clinics charge for their pregnancy confirmation services and push for services that will be profitable for the clinic. We at Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center offer a confidential place to confirm if you are pregnant with a free pregnancy test and an ultrasound exam, and we provide an unhurried setting to get all your questions answered about your pregnancy choices. We will never profit off your decision, all our services are free and confidential.

Here are some recent questions others are asking

What is Surgical Abortion and How Does it Work?

A surgical abortion can consist of a suction or D & C. A suction device is used to remove the embryo from the uterus through the vagina. D&C is a procedure that consists of dilating the cervix and scraping out embryo and tissue out of the uterus. This procedure is performed at an abortion clinic, and you are sent home the same day. However, if complications arise, you may need to go to the emergency room to receive treatment.

How Does the Abortion Pill Work?

Although it’s referred to as a pill (singular), the abortion pill actually consists of two medications: mifepristone and misoprostol. Mifepristone is taken first. It cuts the supply of the hormone progesterone to the embryo, which is needed to maintain the pregnancy. Without a steady supply of progesterone, the embryo stops growing and eventually dies. Misoprostol is taken 24-48 hours later. This medication causes the uterus to contract and expel the embryo, which ends the pregnancy.

These pills are taken with the intention of ending a pregnancy. This is different from a miscarriage that happens spontaneously.

How Late Can You Take the Abortion Pill?

The abortion pill is only FDA-approved for up to 10 weeks from your last menstrual period[1]. If you take the abortion pill later on in your pregnancy, the risk of serious complications increases. You may need emergency surgery to stop heavy bleeding or complete the procedure if it fails or is incomplete.

Is Abortion Legal in North Carolina?

Effective July 1, 2023, most abortions are illegal in North Carolina after 12 weeks gestation. However, exceptions can be made through 20 weeks in cases of rape and incest and through 24 weeks for “life-limiting” fetal anomalies. Exceptions can also be made for medical emergencies[2]

You are required to receive an ultrasound before an abortion in North Carolina.   

Can I Get Abortion Pills Over the Counter?

No, a prescription from a provider or physician who is registered to prescribe the abortion pills is necessary. However, the FDA does permit pharmacies to become certified to dispense the abortion pill with a proper prescription[1]

Can I Order the Abortion Pill Online?

It is currently illegal to ship abortion pills to someone in North Carolina, so caution is advised on receiving abortion pills through the mail. 

Additionally, the FDA advises against ordering the abortion pill online. Many online abortion pill providers are located overseas, so the pills they provide may not meet FDA standards[3]. These pills could be counterfeit, expired, or even tampered with. It’s best to err on the side of caution and avoid ordering the abortion pill online.

  1. FDA. (2023, September 1). Questions and Answers on Mifeprex. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved from   


  1. SENATE BILL 20 RATIFIED BILL. North Carolina General Assembly. (2023, May 4).  


  1. Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. (2023, March 23). Mifeprex (Mifepristone). U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved from 
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DISCLAIMER: Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center does not offer or refer for pregnancy terminations or birth control. Information is provided as an educational service and should not be relied on as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.

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