“Abortion pill” is the popular name for using two different medicines to end a pregnancy
Your doctor or nurse will give you the first pill, at the clinic. Pregnancy needs progesterone to grow normally. You’ll also get some antibiotics.
You use the second medicine, 6-48 hours later, usually at home. This medicine causes cramping and bleeding to empty the uterus. It’s kind of like having a really heavy, crampy period, and the process is very similar to an early miscarriage.
The abortion pill is very effective. For people who are 8 weeks pregnant or less, it works about 98 out of 100 times. From 8-9 weeks pregnant, it works about 96 out of 100 times. From 9-10 weeks, it works 93 out of 100 times.
The abortion pill usually works, but if it doesn’t, you can take more medicine or have an in-clinic abortion to complete the abortion.