An unplanned pregnancy can be scary, and it is common for women to have second thoughts.

If you’ve taken your first dose of the abortion pill and are rethinking your decision, you are not alone.

Medical abortions involve two separate pill doses.


The first pill, RU-486 or mifepristone, is a drug that blocks a hormone called progesterone that is needed for a pregnancy to continue.


The second set of pills, misoprostol, is taken 24-48 hours after the first pill, to cause cramping that expels the embryo.

It is possible to reverse the abortion process after you take the first abortion pill.

 The reversal must happen as soon as possible after taking the first abortion pill, within 72 hours or less. The reversal process does not cause birth defects; it simply reintroduces the necessary hormone (progesterone) the pregnancy needs to continue. However, the abortion process cannot be reversed after the second dose of abortion pills has been taken.

If you want to start the abortion pill reversal process, contact the 24/7 Abortion Pill Reversal hotline.

If you have taken the second dose of the abortion pill and are in need of care and support, we’re here to help.