Abortion Pill

How does the abortion pill work?

The abortion pill is a medicine that ends a pregnancy. The abortion pill is used as part of a procedure known as a medical abortion. A medical abortion is a series of drugs, including the abortion pill, that causes the termination of a pregnancy. No anesthesia is used in a medical abortion. The abortion pill can only be taken at the beginning of a pregnancy which requires a woman to be no more than nine weeks pregnant. The abortion pill or medical abortion requires several doctor’s visits.

Can I get the abortion pill over the counter?

No, the abortion pill must be prescribed by a physician. In fact, the FDA warns against abortion-inducing drugs that have not been prescribed. This puts the patient at risk of taking a drug that has not been approved by the FDA.

 

Where can I get the pill prescribed to me?

A medical abortion is typically performed in a health care provider’s office or clinic.

Will my insurance cover the pill?

The abortion pill can be taken up to ten weeks into the pregnancy. Verification of pregnancy is needed to prescribe the abortion pill.

When can I take it?

The abortion pill can be taken up to ten weeks into the pregnancy. Verification of pregnancy is needed to prescribe the abortion pill.

Do I need parental consent?

Different states require different forms of parental consent.