How Does the Abortion Pill Work?
Although it is referred to as a pill (singular), the abortion pill actually consists of two medications: mifepristone and misoprostol.
Mifepristone is taken first, usually in a clinic. This medication cuts off the supply of the hormone progesterone to the embryo, which is needed to maintain the pregnancy. Without a steady supply of progesterone, the embryo stops growing.
Misoprostol is taken 24-48 hours later at home. This medication causes the uterus to contract and expel the embryo, which ends the pregnancy.
How Late Can You Take the Abortion Pill?
You can’t take the abortion pill beyond 10 weeks of pregnancy (or 70 days since the first day of your last menstrual period). This is because it becomes less effective the farther along you are. If you take the abortion pill later on in your pregnancy, you could experience serious complications and may need emergency surgery to complete the procedure.
Is Abortion Legal in Georgia? Do I Need an Ultrasound Before Taking the Abortion Pill?
At the time of writing (February 2023), abortion is legal in Georgia up to 6 weeks gestation. You are also required to receive an ultrasound prior to abortion in Georgia.
You may be wondering why you would want an ultrasound, especially if you’re thinking about terminating the pregnancy. The answer is, that ultrasounds provide the insight needed to make an informed and empowered decision for an unexpected pregnancy. They determine two key things about your pregnancy: viability and gestational age.
What is Pregnancy Viability?
A viable pregnancy means that the pregnancy is progressing properly. For example, at about six weeks, the embryo should have a heartbeat. The goal is to rule out a nonviable pregnancy, such as a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy—in either case, abortion isn’t needed.
What is Gestational Age?
How far along am I? Your ultrasound can answer that question. It’s important to know how far along you are (also known as your gestational age) because you can’t take the abortion pill past 10 weeks of pregnancy.
Before spending your money only to find out you aren’t eligible for the abortion pill, consider receiving a free ultrasound at GMPC Medical. If your ultrasound determines that you are too far along for abortion, our compassionate client advocates will help you explore all of your pregnancy options so you can make the best choice for your health and future!
Can I Get Abortion Pills at a Pharmacy? Do I Need a Prescription for the Abortion Pill?
Although certain pharmacies are now authorized to dispense abortion pills, this does not mean you can purchase them over the counter like Tylenol. You will need a prescription from a qualified physician in order to purchase the abortion pill from a pharmacy.
Can I Order the Abortion Pill Online?
The FDA advises against ordering the abortion pill online. Many online abortion pill providers are located overseas, so the pills they provide may not meet FDA standards. These pills could be counterfeit, expired, or even tampered with. It’s best to err on the side of caution and avoid ordering the abortion pill online.
Abortion Pill Information in Blairsville, GA
When those two lines first appear on your pregnancy test it can be terrifying. Don’t let fear make the final decision for you. Get the care and support you deserve at GMPC Medical. We offer free pregnancy services, so you can make an empowered decision for your unplanned pregnancy.
- Free pregnancy tests
- Free ultrasounds
- A safe, non-judgmental place to explore your pregnancy options and share what’s on your mind
All services are confidential and free of charge!
Please be aware that GMPC Medical does not provide or refer for abortion services.
Even If You've Already Taken The Abortion Pill, It Might Not Be Too Late To Reverse The Effects Of A Chemical Abortion.
Abortion Pill Reversal Info
I've never heard of Abortion Pill Reversal (APR)
The abortion pill reversal strategy has been in place for almost 10 years and the network has grown to more than 600 physicians around the country who volunteer to assist women who have changed their minds after an initial decision to have a chemical abortion.
So How Does It Work?
Mifepristone works by blocking the receptor sites for progesterone – a naturally occurring hormone that typically rises rapidly in early pregnancy and is critical for the sustenance of a developing fetus in the first trimester. The antidote, therefore, is to provide enough additional progesterone to the mother to overwhelm the abortion pill and keep it from successfully blocking the hormonal support necessary for the baby.
Reversal information and support can be found at The Abortion Pill Reversal website. This website offers assistance, information and a toll-free, 24-hour phone number.
Reversal is both possible and safe
If you or someone you know has taken the first dose of the abortion pill, only to regret the decision and wish to reverse the process, visit www.AbortionPillReversal.com or call the 24-hour helpline at 877-558-0333. Time is of the essence!