There is a lot of confusion surrounding the “abortion pill.” Many people still haven’t even heard of it or wonder what it is and how it works. We take pills for almost everything, from nasal congestion to back pain. Is the abortion pill simply another pharmaceutical drug like Tylenol?
If you are considering abortion, a “medical abortion,” as it is also termed, might hold appeal. It is easily attainable (you don’t even have to go to the doctor) and can be taken in the comfort of your home. It seems like an easy fix for unwanted pregnancies.
Furthermore, on their website, Planned Parenthood describes the abortion pill as a “safe and effective way to end an early pregnancy… the process is very similar to an early miscarriage.”
At first glance, the abortion pill seems like a viable option.
What is the Abortion Pill?
The two-pill pregnancy termination method induces a miscarriage chemically. The pill consists of misoprostol paired with either methotrexate or mifepristone. Misoprostol causes the uterus to contract the way it would during a miscarriage.
The picture we are given about the pill masks some very dark facts. With its increasingly frequent use, more women are testifying to harrowing reactions. We need to take a hard look at the truth.
3 Abortion Pill Myths:
- THE ABORTION PILL IS THE SAME AS BIRTH CONTROL
This myth applies not just to the Abortion Pill but also to all other forms of abortion. People think of abortion along the same lines as “family planning” or using contraceptives.
Here’s the difference: you don’t make those decisions after you have a child. The child in the womb has a beating heartbeat and all the body parts, just the same as a child who has been born. It is a person who deserves a chance at life.
The Abortion Pill is even more misleading. Since contraceptives are often referred to as “the pill,” there can be some confusion as to whether birth control is the same as the Abortion Pill. But they are widely different medications, although both drugs tamper with a woman’s hormones.
Birth control is used to deter pregnancy, whereas Abortion Pills are only used after an unborn child is already conceived.
- THE ABORTION PILL CAN NOT BE REVERSED
Planned Parenthood plainly states that under no circumstances can the Abortion Pill be reversed. Yet this is manifestly false. For example, in May 2022, Maria contacted Choices Pregnancy Center after taking the Abortion Pill. She regretted her decision.
Working with the Abortion Pill Reversal Hotline, Choices medical staff were able to secure a prescription for an Abortion Pill Reversal.
Note: It is true, however, that you must act within 72 hours. If you have taken an Abortion Pill in the last 72 hours and wish to reverse it, please contact us as soon as possible.
- THE ABORTION PILL IS SAFE
Sadly, abortionists have widely canvassed the Abortion Pill as a safe, easy procedure that can be done in the comfort of your home. Yet, countless women are coming forward attesting to the real facts.
Women’s Healthcare: Risks You Should Know
Many independent studies about the Abortion Pill have been conducted, and the results are chilling. This Newsweek article notes: “between 2002 and 2015, the rate of chemical abortion-related emergency room visits per 1,000 abortions increased by more than 500 percent.”
Furthermore, because of the sloppy methods used for prescribing the Abortion Pill, many women have received inaccurate estimates of how far along they were in their pregnancy. Women are forced to discover how much further along their pregnancy was after delivering their deceased babies.
It’s not uncommon for parts of the baby to remain in the womb, which is extremely dangerous, creating a risk of infection and risk of death for the mother.
Family Planning Resources in Phoenix, AZ
At Choices, we offer resources and reproductive healthcare to our community. If you are worried you might be pregnant or are curious about the best contraceptive options, our licensed healthcare providers are ready to help.
In addition to meeting physical care needs, we offer emotional support through caring groups and one-on-one therapy sessions for women struggling post-abortion. Find the care and compassion you need; call Choices today.