The abortion pill – are you prepared?

Are you pregnant? Considering the abortion pill? Please keep reading, as this post was written just for you.

While the abortion pill is marketed as a safe and easy option, women have reported a lack of information and feeling unprepared for the process. We know that everyone’s experience is different, but we have put together some info we thought might be helpful for those considering the abortion pill.

We understand that some of this might be hard to read but we care about women and believe they have the right to be fully informed.

Know that Abiding Care is here for you no matter what you decide.

Here are 10 items for you to consider:


  1. Have you had an ultrasound to confirm how far along you are?
    • If you are beyond the recommended time frame (up to 10 weeks) you are more at risk for the pills not working and other complications occurring.
    • An ultrasound can rule out an ectopic pregnancy, which if left undetected, could result in serious complications, including death.
  1. Do you understand what each pill does and the risks?
    • Mifepristone stops the flow of progesterone to the baby, causing its death
    • Misoprostol induces labor and empties the uterus of the baby
  1. Do you have the hotline and website for the Abortion Pill Reversal if you change your mind after the first pill?
    • 1-877-558-0333
  1. Do you have someone you trust to be there with you for the duration who can call 911 if you start to encounter complications such as hemorrhaging, excessive pain, or passing out?
  2. Are you prepared/willing to see the passing of fetal remains in order to know that the pill was effective and everything passed? If not, you need to be willing to go somewhere for a follow up appointment to ensure the abortion was complete. Otherwise, you are at risk of infection or having to have a surgical abortion to complete the process.
  3. Do you have the funds for a surgical abortion and access to surgical abortion if the abortion pills fail or are incomplete? If not, do you have a back-up plan?
  4. If you did not have an ultrasound to confirm how far along you are, do you know how to dispose of fetal remains that are too big to flush or what to do if the baby is born alive? Do you know your community’s regulations regarding the disposal of fetal remains? Do you know the laws and procedures regarding babies born alive?
  5. Are you willing to go to the ER if you start hemorrhaging or running a fever?
  6. Are you willing to give the names of the medications you took?
    • While some might tell you to tell the doctor that you are having a miscarriage, in order to properly treat you, it is very helpful if your doctor knows exactly what medications you took. You don’t have to say anything – just show them the card we can provide to you. They will know what to do from there.
  1. Do you have somewhere to go to be checked afterwards to make sure the abortion was complete to know you are not at risk for infection or other complications?


We don’t give this information to scare of shock you. We give it because we believe you deserve to make an informed decision and have informed consent on this medical procedure. Because we aren’t trying to sell you a service, we do not profit from your decision and can be a place where you can get your questions answered accurately and truthfully.

Our nurses would be happy to talk to you about this decision. You can call 715-748-1235 or text 715-575-9566. If at any point you are feeling overwhelmed before or after this process, you may also reach out 24/7 to for free and confidential help. For medical emergencies, call 911.

We are here for you – you are not alone. Feel free to contact us anytime with any questions.

Please note:

**This is not a complete list of factors when considering the abortion pill. There are a number of conditions that would prohibit someone from being able to take the abortion pill. To learn more, please schedule an appointment with one of our nurses for a consultation.

**Abiding Care does not refer for or provide abortions.

If you, like many others, are experiencing abortion regret, there is help. Please contact H3Helpline to speak to confidential and compassionate help.