Abortion Pill

Are you considering the abortion pill?

Caring Hearts Pregnancy Center is your first step when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. We provide a safe, confidential atmosphere where you can receive free medical-grade pregnancy tests, free ultrasound confirmation, and evidence-based medical information on the abortion pill and first-trimester pregnancy options to help you make a fully informed decision.

Caring Hearts does not provide or refer for abortion or emergency contraception. We do not profit from any of your sexual health or pregnancy decisions. We are committed to providing you with everything you need to make an informed pregnancy decision. No judgement. Just Help.

Schedule an appointment with Caring Hearts today to confirm your pregnancy and verify how far along you are.

 What is the abortion pill?

The abortion pill is two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, and it’s taken in two separate doses.

Other names for the abortion pill are RU-486, ‘medical’ abortion and ‘chemical’ abortion. It is FDA approved up to 10 weeks of pregnancy. Note: It is not the same as Plan B or other ‘emergency contraceptives’.

How does the abortion pill work?

The first medication, Mifepristone blocks the effects of progesterone. Progesterone is an essential hormone which women naturally produce that provides vital nutrients needed for the developing baby to thrive. Without progesterone, the pregnancy will fail.

The second drug (Misoprostol) is taken 6-48 hours after the first medication and causes cramping and bleeding in order to empty the uterus and expel the baby. According to the manufacturer of the pills, surgical abortions are required for up to 1 out of 14 procedures.

It is important to consider that Medical Abortion (The Abortion Pill) is completed in a ‘non-medical’ environment (at home) and the woman is often alone. Typical blood loss and pain can be alarming. Women often say they felt unprepared for what to expect, and often feel ‘traumatized’ from the experience.

Can I order the abortion pill online?

 While it is possible to order abortion pills by mail, it is a risk to your health and safety. Make an appointment today to confirm your pregnancy and how far along you are. This information can help you plan your next steps.

 FDA Does Not Recommend Buying Mifepristone Online
The FDA does not recommend purchasing mifepristone outside of the Mifepristone REMS Program – e.g., buying it online or personally transporting it from a foreign country. If a person does so, they would be bypassing important safeguards specifically designed to protect their health..

If you have taken the first abortion pill, the process can still be reversed, but you must act quickly!

Call the 24/7 helpline: (877) 558-0333

Or visit the website: www.AbortionPillReversal.com.

 Medical Risks associated with the Abortion Pill

  • Fever, chills, and/or fatigue
  • Headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Incomplete abortion (retained tissue), which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • Damage to the uterus
  • Hospitalization and blood transfusions
  • Possible risk of death (rare)

WARNING! THE ABORTION PILL IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS WHEN THE WOMAN HAS:

  • an IUD in place.
  • a Pregnancy is outside the uterus (ectopic pregnancy)
  • certain medical conditions which include bleeding disorders; certain heart or blood vessel diseases; severe liver, kidney or lung disease; an uncontrolled seizure disorder
  • been taking a blood thinner or certain steroid medicines
  • has an allergy to a medicine used in Medical Abortion

 Emotional, Mental and Spiritual effects of abortion

  • Increased risk for developing mental health issues
  • Worsening of existing mental health issues
  • Development of feelings/symptoms which may include:
  1. Regret
  2. Grief
  3. Sadness/Depression
  4. Anxiety
  5. Guilt/Shame
  6. Suicidal thoughts

 References

  1. FDA MEDICATION GUIDE, Mifeprex. Found at http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm088643.pdfaccessed on 7/17/2023.
  2. Danco Laboratories, LLC., MIFEPREX Medication Guide. Found at http://www.earlyoptionpill.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/DAN_MedGuideEng_FINAL.pdfaccessed on 8/29-2018.
  3. Danco Laboratories, LLC., PATIENT AGREEMENT, Rev 2: 3/16. http://www.earlyoptionpill.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Patient-Agreement-Form-March2016-1.pdfaccessed on 8/29/2019. 3. Chen, M. J., & Creinin, M. D. (2015). Mifepristone with buccal misoprostol for medical abortion: a systematic review. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 126(1), 12-21.
  4. Evidence Directing Pro-life Obstetricians & Gynecologists. (2019). Abortion and Mental Health. [Practice Bulletin]. American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists. https://aaplog.org/wp-content/uploads/ 2019/12/FINAL-Abortion-Mental-Health-PB7.pdf