Medical Abortion (Abortion Pill)

Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy. See the main Abortion page for abortion types and additional information. For the purposes of this page, “abortion” refers to induced abortion. This page is not referring to care for spontaneous abortion (miscarriage).

There two types of induced abortion:

A medical abortion causes the termination of a pregnancy by using a combination of medications. Guidelines vary for how far along a woman can be in her pregnancy to be eligible for a medication abortion.

Ultrasound is highly encouraged to determine if the pregnancy is in the uterus, if the pregnancy is viable (has a heartrate), and how far along the woman is. 

Medical abortions (otherwise called medication abortions) usually include two different pills:

  1. Mifepristone works by blocking the hormone progesterone. Without progesterone, the uterine lining breaks down and your pregnancy cannot continue.

2. The second medicine given is misoprostol. It causes the uterus to contract and empty. Misoprostol will cause you to have cramps and bleed vaginally as you expel the embryo/fetus and uterine lining. Your healthcare provider will give you instructions on how and when to take both medicines.

The medications are taken to end a viable pregnancy.

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Alternatives Medical Clinic is committed to providing the evidence-based medical care and education you need to decide with confidence how you will proceed concerning your unique situation.

While we do not perform abortions or provide abortion referrals, our services are an important first step when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. We do not make any money based on your decision and are committed to providing our Free, confidential services in a friendly, safe and non-judgmental atmosphere.

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