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What is the Morning After Pill and the Abortion Pill?

Updated: Sep 10

An Emergency contraception is intended to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.


Plan B One Step (Morning After Pill)

Plan B is a single pill that contains a large amount of a progestin hormone found in some birth control pills. The Plan B One Step is often referred to as the “morning after pill.” It’s designed to decrease your likelihood of pregnancy after the first day of unprotected sex.

This drug prevents or delays ovulation. It is important to note that ovulation prevention can only occur prior to conception. Depending on where you are in your monthly cycle, conception can occur anywhere from a few minutes up to 5 days after unprotected sex. As a result, Plan B should not be used as a method of abortion. The morning after pill can potentially change your menstral bleeding patern or delay your next period for a week or more. Sometimes this can lead to more anxiety or confusion to wether or not you are pregnant.

Plan B is taken within 72 hours of sex. It work in two ways: preventing the egg and sperm from meeting and /or preventing the embryo from implanting in the uterus, leading to the death of the embryo. Plan B is taken within 72 hours of sex. It works in two ways: preventing the egg and sperm from meeting and /or preventing the embryo from implanting in the uterus, leading to the death of the embryo.



Plan C

Currently, Plan C is illegal in the United States. “Plan C” is the process of ordering abortion pills over the internet. Some advocates believe that abortion pills should be readily available in drug stores.

There is a danger with this approach to abortion, however, because without a pregnancy test and subsequent ultrasound, you won’t know whether this form of abortion is successful. The drugs must also be taken in the proper dosage as prescribed by a doctor and should come from a reputable, tested source.


The Abortion Pill

A medical or non-surgical abortion uses the "Abortion Pill" or other chemicals to terminate an early pregnancy. This method of abortion is used up to 70 days after a woman’s last menstrual period. If you are further along in your pregnancy, a medical abortion may be ineffective. Getting a medical abortion may involve up to 2 office visits and may require a surgical procedure if the medical abortion is incomplete.


The Abortion Pill Online

Even though they are not legal in many states, the abortion pill can be ordered on-line. This may seem like the perfect solution, private with little hassle, but is it? Here are just a few things you should think about before looking into ordering the abortion pill online.

  1. Medications found on-line are not usually very regulated. There may not be anyone making sure that the pills are actually safe or the right dosage. They could be dangerous. Ru 486 should be prescribed by a doctor and filled by a pharmasist.

  2. You still need to make sure that you are actually pregnant and to know how far along you are before you attempt to abort. There is no point spending money on something you don’t need. And, if you are further along than you think, the procedure can be quite dangerous. Even early in pregnancy, abortion drugs have a lot of potentially harmful side effects.


Positive Options exists to be the best first step for women who think they might be pregnant. We provide free pregnancy testing and ultrasound, along with information from a medical professional on all your options. We want to make sure that you get the help you need.






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