A Woman's Concern Pregnancy and Parenting Resource Center

Abortion Pill Information

It’s natural to feel scared or worried after a positive pregnancy test. Once you see those results, you may start weighing your options, including the abortion pill.

If you have questions about how the abortion pill works, or want to talk to someone confidentially, A Woman’s Concern is here for you.

NOTE: Although we don’t perform or refer for abortions, our trained and certified medical team will be able to discuss what abortion procedures are available to you.

What is the "Abortion Pill?"

Medical (or sometimes known as chemical) abortions use medication, rather than a surgical procedure, to terminate a pregnancy within the first 10 weeks of gestation. It is also known as the “abortion pill” or RU-486. It is not the morning-after pill. Currently about 40% of all abortions in the United States occur this way.

If you are further along in your pregnancy, a medical abortion may be ineffective. Getting a medical abortion may involve up to two visits to a clinic and may require a surgical procedure if the medical abortion is incomplete.

If you are considering taking the abortion pill, here's what to do next:

  • Verify Your Pregnancy

    Home pregnancy tests can be accurate, but it’s important to confirm your pregnancy with a medical professional.

  • Get an Ultrasound

    Different abortion methods are used at different stages of pregnancy. Info gathered during an ultrasound determines whether the abortion pill would be an option for you.

  • Get Tested

    It’s important to get tested for STIs before having an abortion. Many women with STIs are not symptomatic and do not realize they are infected.

All of these services (and more) are available at no cost at A Woman’s Concern in Lancaster.

The choice is yours.

This is a big decision, and you deserve to have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your pregnancy. You are welcome to bring a support person with you to your confirmation of pregnancy appointment to receive critical information also.

No one can force you to terminate your pregnancy, even if you are a minor.

The United States Supreme Court makes it clear that an abortion decision by any woman—even a minor—must be her decision; that it must be voluntary and non-coerced. No one can legally force you to have an abortion. (Source)

This information is intended for education purposes and is not a substitute for professional counseling and/or medical advice.

If you have any questions, call us today, and we will do our best to answer those questions and support you every step of the way. No matter what you decide, we’re here for you.

We're here for you.

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