Not sure which pill does what? There is a difference, and it matters.
The “abortion pill” is NOT the same as emergency contraception, which is often called the morning-after pill or by the name-brand version, Plan B One-Step.
Emergency contraception is NOT the abortion pill, as the drug is taken orally soon after unprotected sex and before pregnancy is confirmed. Emergency contraception, like Plan B One-Step, does not end a pregnancy that has already implanted in the uterus. This drug can, however, interfere with a fertilized egg implanting, which is why some people have moral objections or concerns.
The abortion pill is a term used to describe the two-part chemical abortion process that is a combination of two drugs, Mifepristone and Misoprostol. This is an actual type of abortion that is not available as an over-the-counter drug, and it does not prevent pregnancy, it ends pregnancy. To learn some important facts about the abortion pill, click here.
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Hope Clinic for Women offers pregnancy testing, ultrasound exams, and options education that is free of charge; however, we do not offer or refer for abortion services or provide birth control.
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