Hi there! You may notice that we’ve updated the effective range of the abortion pill from 10 weeks to 11 weeks on our website. That’s because current research shows that the abortion pill is effective up to 11 weeks. If you have any questions, give us a call at (855) SAY-CARA.
If you’re a frequent reader (which we hope you are!), you may have seen our 10-Week-After Pill campaign that ran on bus shelters, a truck driving around DC, mobile, and social media ads. Due to the confusion and misunderstanding about what the abortion pill is, and the benefits it provides, we’ve worked to inform folks that the abortion pill is not the same as the “morning after” pill.
Two separate medications with different functions, we decided it was time to set the record straight about the abortion pill — and differentiate it from emergency contraception pills. In addition to the ongoing #10WeekAfterPill advertising, we posted a new fact about the abortion pill to our social media channels, every Friday, for 10 weeks.
As we close the campaign, we bring you a roundup of the 10 facts about the abortion pill:
1. The Abortion Pill AKA The 10-Week-After-Pill
2. The Abortion Pill Isn’t Plan B
The abortion pill and emergency contraception are different medications with different purposes. EC prevents pregnancy; the abortion pill ends an existing pregnancy. These medications and their uses are not interchangeable.
3. The Abortion Pill Is Safe
The abortion pill is one of the safest medications available today. Don’t believe us? Check out this list of everyday things riskier than the abortion pill!
4. The Abortion Pill Is Effective
The abortion pill is very effective when used as directed. 95-99% of users complete a successful abortion with one dose, and those who need additional care are provided with options to successfully complete their abortion.
5. The Abortion Pill Isn’t New
6. The Abortion Pill Increases Access
The abortion pill offers a choice for people who might not otherwise have accessible safe abortion care. While not available in the US, organizations like Safe2Choose send safe abortion pills to people in areas where abortion is illegal or inaccessible.
7. The Abortion Pill Is Private
8. The Abortion Pill Is Actually 5 Pills
9. The Abortion Pill Is Empowering
10. The Abortion Pill Matters
The abortion pill offers another option to let folks decide which method of pregnancy termination is best for them — depending on their personal situation, their history, and how they prefer to experience their abortion.
Abortion Information You Can Trust
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