The abortion pill, or medical abortion is a non-surgical option for abortion. It is available to most women up to 63 days’ gestation.
The abortion pill treatment combines two medications – mifepristone and misoprostol. The first step is to take the mifepristone. Mifepristone works to block your body’s own production of progesterone. Progesterone is important to grow the pregnancy, and without the progesterone the body will stop the pregnancy from growing. Mifepristone works by stopping the pregnancy from growing any further.