Medication abortions (Sometimes called Chemical abortions) now account for more than half of all abortions performed. These abortions are marketed as ‘safe and easy’ and ‘private in your own home’.
What is a medication Abortion?
Medication abortion involves taking two drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol. The World Health Organization has authorized this practice of abortion for up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. These pills are not the same as the morning-after pill. Mifepristone, sometimes known as RU-486 and Mifeprex, blocks the essential pregnancy hormone progesterone. By blocking this hormone, the progression of your pregnancy is stopped. Then, misoprostol is taken within 48 hours after the mifepristone. Misoprostol causes the uterus to contract and cramp, resulting in the expulsion of your baby.
What if I changed my mind?
If a mother has taken the mifepristone, but she has changed her mind, it is not too late! You can contact the Abortion Reversal Hotline to receive help on how to stop the progression of the medication abortion. There have been successful reversals of a medication abortion after the first set of pills are taken. It’s important to note that there is only a small window of time in which it’s possible to counteract the effects of the abortion pill through an abortion pill reversal. If you’re having second thoughts about taking the abortion pill, act now! You may still be pregnant and able to save your baby.
Is it too late?
There is a dedicated 24/7 helpline (877-558-0333) and online chat where you can reach out: https://www.abortionpillreversal.com/the-abortion-pill
We can help you!
At the Eufaula Pregnancy Resource Center, we are here to help support you and your developing baby. Contact us and we can connect you to the support you need to make the best decision possible for you and your baby. Abortion is not your only option. If you think parenting might be an option for you, but you have concerns about money, baby supplies, or your parenting skills, there is help available!