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Is there an over the counter abortion pill that I can take without a prescription?


No, there isn’t an over-the-counter pill that causes an abortion. You need to make an appointment with a doctor or nurse to get the abortion pill. Some gynecologists and many Planned Parenthood health centers offer the abortion pill.

Getting the abortion pill isn’t very difficult, but there’s a little more to it than just getting a prescription. You’ll meet with a doctor or nurse who will discuss your health with you, check your vital signs, and provide an ultrasound.  If everything is okay, you’ll take a pill at the health center to start the abortion. Then you’ll take another pill at home to complete it. At the appointment, the doctor or nurse will go over everything you need to know, and you’ll schedule a follow-up appointment for a couple weeks later.

Abortion is very safe as long as you’re in the care of a doctor or nurse. Trying to have an abortion on your own is not the best idea, it can even be dangerous. Your nearest Planned Parenthood health center can help you if you want to have an abortion.

-Emily at Planned Parenthood

Tags: Abortion, abortion pill