The Abortion Pill

At Sophia Women’s Center, we understand the difficult decisions and emotions that can come with an unplanned pregnancy. Our compassionate support team provides you with the facts and resources necessary to make the best decision for you. Our team of healthcare professionals is here and ready to help.

What Is the Abortion Pill?

The abortion pill is a pregnancy termination option for early pregnancy. Often referred to as medical abortion or medication abortion, the abortion pill consists of 2 different pills/medications. These pills are typically taken 24-48 hours apart and work together to terminate the pregnancy.

How Does the Abortion Pill Work?

The first dose of the abortion pill works to block progesterone, which is a hormone needed to maintain a healthy pregnancy. The second medication is then taken to induce early labor, which causes cramping and bleeding, ultimately expelling the embryo and pregnancy tissues from the uterus.

How Much Does the Abortion Pill Cost?

The price of the abortion pill varies, depending on the medical facility you choose, your insurance coverage, and how far along you are in your pregnancy. In the state of Ohio, the typical cost ranges from $300-$800+.

Our team is familiar with the process and costs for each abortion method and is here to help you understand your options. We offer free pre-abortion screenings and options consultations, with no insurance required.

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Abortion Pill Risks and Side Effects

Side effects of taking the abortion pill include those similar to a miscarriage, which can last for an average of two weeks

  • Cramping and heavy bleeding with large clots
  • Spotting that can last for several days or weeks after taking the medication
  • Upset stomach (including nausea and/or diarrhea)
  • Dizziness and fatigue
  • Fever or chills (you’ll want to call your doctor right away if you experience a fever, as it could be a sign of infection)

Other risks include:

  • The pill not working
  • Blood clots in your uterus
  • Infection and sepsis
  • Some of the pregnancy tissues left in the uterus after the procedure is complete
  • Bleeding too much or too long
  • An allergic reaction to one or both of the medications


Before Taking the Abortion Pill

Unplanned pregnancy can be a huge and overwhelming experience. There’s a lot to consider. Before making a decision, you’ll want to make sure you are informed of all of the options and risks. At Sophia Women’s Center, we offer Options Counseling to help you through all of these options in a personalized, comfortable, and judgment-free space.

If you have already decided the abortion pill is right for you, Sophia Women’s Center also offers a free Abortion Consultation, which includes pregnancy testing and verification along with a free ultrasound to confirm how far along you are in your pregnancy. Pregnancy testing and ultrasound are both required prior to an abortion procedure.

Make Your Appointment Today

All calls and appointments are 100% confidential and free with no age restrictions. To learn more about the Abortion Pill, or to book an options consultation or Abortion Consultation, contact us.