pregnant woman considering abortion pill

The Abortion Pill and Plan B are often used interchangeably, but they are far from the same.

Plan B is emergency contraception designed to be taken within hours of having unprotected sex. The abortion pill terminates an early pregnancy up to 70 days. It’s important to understand the difference between these two methods to determine the next best steps.

What is Plan B?

Also known as the morning-after pill, Plan B is intended to be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex, up to 72 hours later, to prevent a pregnancy from growing. There are a few different types of emergency contraception.

It’s important to note that Plan B does not always work to prevent pregnancy, and it’s not recommended for regular use. It also doesn’t protect you against STI/STDs. There are common side effects to consider. Plan B may not be right for you based on your health situation.

What is the Abortion Pill?

The abortion pill involves two different drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, to terminate an existing pregnancy. There are abortion pill risks and side effects to consider. The FDA recommends only women through 10 weeks of pregnancy go about this type of abortion.

Before taking the abortion pill, it’s vital to know where your pregnancy stands with a pregnancy confirmation. Be sure you know how far along you are and whether your pregnancy is viable (has a heartbeat and is progressing).

Some ultrasounds can confirm these details as well as alert you to potential pregnancy complications such as ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage.

Are You Unexpectedly Pregnant?

If you think you might be pregnant, we’re here for you. We offer no-cost pregnancy testing with lab-quality tests performed by medical staff. If your test comes back positive, we can offer a no-cost ultrasound and a chance to sit down with an advocate and a nurse to discuss your options and next steps.

Schedule a no-cost appointment to learn more about your pregnancy and your pregnancy options, including the abortion pill. We can help provide any information and facts you need regarding all your options.