Online abortion, medical abortion, mail-order abortion—all these terms are often used interchangeably when talking about the abortion pill process. If considering the abortion pill, you should understand the facts about the process and potential side effects.

What is the Abortion Pill?

Also known as a medical abortion, the abortion pill consists of two different drugs that terminate an existing pregnancy. This type of abortion is only FDA-approved for women through 10 weeks of pregnancy. 

The Potential Side Effects

With such a serious medical procedure as medical abortion (the abortion pill) comes serious side effects. The Mayo Clinic states the potential side effects and risks of medical abortion, including: 

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • A viable pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever, especially serious if longer than 24 hours
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Abdominal cramping

Is the Abortion Pill for Me?

Medical abortion isn’t an option if you:

  • Are too far along in your pregnancy. 
  • Have an intrauterine device (IUD) currently in place.
  • Have a suspected ectopic pregnancy.
  • Have certain medical conditions. These include bleeding disorders; certain heart or blood vessel diseases; severe liver, kidney or lung disease; or an uncontrolled seizure disorder.
  • Take a blood thinner or certain steroid medicines.
  • Can’t make follow-up visits to your provider or don’t have access to emergency care.
  • Have an allergy to the medicine used.

We’re Here for You

Find the clarity you need about your unique pregnancy details today and learn more about the abortion pill at our center. We provide no-cost, lab-quality pregnancy tests and limited obstetrical ultrasounds onsite.

If you receive a positive pregnancy test, you will need an ultrasound to confirm if your pregnancy is viable with a detectable heartbeat, how far along you are in your pregnancy, and its location to determine if you’re eligible for abortion.

Once you confirm your pregnancy, we can discuss all your pregnancy options, including abortion. You are not alone! Schedule an appointment today.

*Queen City Pregnancy Resources Center does not perform, recommend, or refer for abortion.