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“Does Abortion Hurt?” Surgical Abortion

“I want to get an abortion,” it’s natural to wonder about what physical pain might be involved. Because every individual is different, this is a difficult question to answer definitively. The types and intensity of pain vary, based on whether it is a surgical or medication abortion, how far along the pregnancy has progressed, and the individual’s pain threshold or level of tolerance.

RU486: How Much Does the Abortion Pill Cost?

This final article in the series of four about RU486, the abortion pill, addresses an important question: the abortion pill price. How much is the abortion pill? The FDA is not authorized to regulate abortion pill prices, nor does it have input or legal control over whether or not the cost of a drug is covered by insurance. Prices of drug products in the United States are set by manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.

RU486: What Are Possible Abortion Pill Side Effects?

We understand that reading facts can be beneficial, but exploring your personal options is more helpful. Our helpline is staffed with caring experts, here to aid Chicagoland women who are considering termination. Please call us: 630-455-0300. Our articles provide some general information, but are not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have taken RU486 and are concerned about your side effects, immediately call your doctor or dial 911. In general, bleeding and cramping are part of a medication abortion. These are experienced after taking misoprostol, the second medication of the abortion pill process.

RU486: How Does the Abortion Pill Work?

If you are considering a medication abortion using the abortion pill, you may just want to get it over with and move on. Other women feel a need to gather more information. As you move forward in your decision making, we hope you will allow us to help you. If you want to know more about how the abortion pill works, we should first explain that it is not the same thing as the “morning after pill.” While the morning after pill can be used in the days right after intercourse, the abortion pill can be used many weeks into an established pregnancy.

RU486: Abortion Pill Safety and Legality

Since the year 2000, there has been an alternative to surgical abortion in the United States. A “medication abortion” utilizes RU486, often referred to as the “abortion pill.” This is the first in a series of 4 articles with information about RU486. If you are in the Chicagoland area and are considering whether a medication abortion is right for you, we hope you will contact us for answers to your unique concerns.