Regret Taking the Abortion Pill? It May Not be too Late to Change Your Mind

Starting an abortion is a forever decision, right? Not necessarily. If you’ve only taken the first abortion pill and are now having second thoughts, it may not be too late to change your mind. There is a process for counteracting the start of a medical abortion called abortion pill reversal. Watch the following video to learn more or read the FAQs below.



When can it be done?

An abortion pill reversal procedure can only be done after the first pill of a medical abortion is taken (mifepristone, also called RU-486 or Mifeprex). It is not effective after the second set of pills (misoprostol). Abortion pill reversals are done within 0 -72 hours after taking the first pill and are most effective in the first 24 hours.

How does it work?

The first pill of a medical abortion (mifepristone) ends a pregnancy by blocking progesterone from being absorbed by the uterus. The abortion pill reversal process involves delivering a large influx of progesterone into the pregnant woman’s system to counteract the effects of mifepristone.

Is it safe?

Progesterone has been used in pregnancies for decades without significant negative effects. There is no evidence of birth defects in babies born after surviving the first part of a medical abortion procedure (mifepristone).

How effective is it?

According to the abortion pill reversal group, odds are 64%-68% that the pregnancy will continue when the progesterone is administered with 24 hours of taking the first abortion pill.

How do I get an abortion pill reversal procedure?

If you call the 24-hour, nurse-staffed Abortion Pill Reversal Hotline at 1-877-558-0333, they can connect you with a doctor who will help you. Or visit their website at  Keep in mind that the progesterone influx is not guaranteed to save the pregnancy. However, even if the process is not effective, it is unlikely you will have side effects of the added progesterone.

For more information or to discuss your pregnancy options, you can also call the Fort Worth Pregnancy Center at 817-924-9110.

FAQ source: American Pregnancy Association –