Facts About Abortion Pills

Facts About Abortion Pills

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What you need to know about RU-486.

Mifepristone, the “do-it-yourself” abortion pill may seem like the answer you are looking for to end your unplanned pregnancy quickly. Please know there are real dangers to taking this medication. Michigan now allows this pill to be purchased over the county, to anyone and any age. Here are important facts to know about what this pill does to your body, and what could possibly go wrong.

RU-486 is the most common abortion technique in Michigan, used up to 10-12 weeks. A woman will take mifepristone (RU-486) orally, which degrades the uterine lining, starving the developing baby. Between 24 and 48 hours later, the woman takes misoprostol to produce powerful contractions. The baby’s body is usually expelled within hours, while the woman is at home or at work—often in the toilet. RU-486 abortions can potentially be reversed if the woman has not taken the second pill.

Possible Complications: Use of RU-486 does not come without dangers. Prolonged bleeding, severe cramping, nausea, diarrhea, headache, skin rash and vomiting are common side effects. About 5% of the women bleed so heavily that a D&C or other treatment is required.

For about 5% of the women using the RU-486/misoprostol technique, the abortion fails to occur. These women must then have a surgical abortion. Medical evidence indicates that a child which is not aborted by RU-486 faces the possibility of malformations due to the drug.

The study done here in the United States on RU-486 was conducted on women ages 28 to 45 years. Despite the fact that the FDA does not know the effects of RU-486 on women under 18, the drug is still available to them.

The long-term effects of RU-486 are completely unknown. It does have chemical properties similar to DES, a drug taken for miscarriages in the 1960s and 1970s, which has had serious long-term effects on women’s health. No information is available about repeated exposure to RU-486.

Abortion Pill REVERSAL option – As soon as possible after taking the first drug, Mifepristone, a woman can possibly reverse the intended effects before taking the second drug, Misoprostol.

The Abortion Pill Reversal Hotline (1-877-558-0333) has received thousands of calls from women who changed their minds after taking the first drug.