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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the abortion pill?

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The “abortion pill” is actually two medications, taken one or two days apart.

How often is it used?

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It’s been used by millions around the world for the past 30 years.

Are abortion pills safe?

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They're medically safe and effective for pregnancies up to 12 weeks.

  • The abortion pill is a combination of two medications: Mifepristone and Misoprostol.
  • These medications stop a pregnancy from growing. They cause cramping and bleeding to empty the uterus. It is similar to having a miscarriage.
  • It is also known as "medication abortion."
  • Abortion with pills is common in the United States. More than 54% of abortions are done with pills. (1)
  • It’s even more common worldwide: in some European countries up to 90% of abortions are done using pills. (2)
  • Abortion pills have been FDA-approved for more than 20 years.  They are safer than taking Tylenol.
  • Studies show them to be 98% effective at ending a pregnancy. (3)
  • Buying and using abortion pills without going to a clinic may have legal risks.
Order abortion pill in advance, to have on hand in case of a missed period

What is “Pills in Advance?”

Our research shows that people in the US are starting to order abortion pills in advance, to have on hand in case of a missed period.

Many of the providers listed in our guide offer pills in advance, just look for this icon in the listing.


Plan C is an information resource.

We do not give medical or legal advice or sell abortion pills.  This website is an educational resource for learning about how people in the US are accessing abortion pills and safely managing their own abortions. Plan C provides research-based information but does not endorse any of the services listed in the Guide to Finding Pills. Plan C is not affiliated with any of the services listed in our directory. For questions about paying for, delivery of, or how to order abortion pills from these services, please contact the service directly.

A note on language: Abortion pills can be used by people who have a uterus and can get pregnant. This includes cisgender women and people who identify as trans, non-binary, gender-expansive, intersex, Two-Spirit, and more. By using a variety of terms on this website—including “women” and “people who are pregnant”—we aim to be inclusive of all pregnant people who need these services.

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