Medical abortion (also called the abortion pill) can be taken up to 70 days (10 weeks gestation) after the start of your last menstrual period.
- It’s called RU-486 and was approved by the FDA in 2000; it is also called a medical or chemical abortion.
- The pill is actually two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, taken in two separate doses.
- It is not an option for people with certain medical conditions.
- The abortion pill is not the same as the emergency contraceptive (The Morning After Pill or Plan B One Step).
- Abortion pill reversal is possible if action is taken after the first dose.
Dilation and Evacuation25,26 (D&E) – 13 weeks LMP and up. Most second trimester terminations are performed using this method. Local anesthesia, oral, or intravenous pain medications and sedation are commonly used. Besides the need to open the cervix much wider, the main difference between this abortion procedure and a first trimester termination is the use of forceps to grasp fetal parts and remove the baby in pieces. D&E is associated with a much higher risk of complications.
Why Choices Clinic of Laurel
FIND OUT GESTATIONAL AGE
If you’re considering an abortion, the type and cost of the procedure you will be eligible to receive is dependent on the gestational age of your pregnancy. A free ultrasound exam at Choices will provide this information. Our ultrasound services confirm and date pregnancy. Eligibility is required.
PROTECT YOUR HEALTH
Because of the invasive nature of an abortion, you might want to consider your future reproductive health. An active STD may travel through your cervix (which must be opened for an abortion) and can cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. PID is painful and can cause infertility. At Choices, we offer free testing for two of the most common and treatable STDs.
All of our services are 100% free and confidential. Choices Clinic of Laurel is a non-profit organization that is free for everyone, regardless of financial circumstances. We exist to provide accurate medical information and support to women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Abortion Laws Mississippi
As of July 7th, 2022, the following restrictions were in place:
- All methods of abortion (telemedicine, abortion pill, suction abortion, and D&E abortions) are currently banned.
- Exceptions are made only in cases of reported rape or where the mother’s life or health is severely endangered by her pregnancy.
CONSULTATION – NO INSURANCE NEEDED
Schedule a free and confidential appointment to learn more about your options. At your appointment, you will be provided a lab-quality pregnancy test. If positive, you may be offered a free and confidential ultrasound. An ultrasound can confirm a viable pregnancy and estimate how far along you are.
Information taken from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2016). “Mifeprex Medication Guide.” U.S. Department of Health. Retrieved from http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/UCM088643.pdf
23. Paul, M., Lichtenberg, E. S., Borgatta, L., Grimes, D. A., Stubblefield, P. G., & Creinin, M. D. (2009). First Trimester Aspiration Abortion. In Management of unintended and abnormal pregnancy: Comprehensive abortion care (pp. 135-156).
24. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc. (2014). In-Clinic Abortion Procedures : Planned Parenthood. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
25. Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc. (2014). In-Clinic Abortion Procedures : Planned Parenthood. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
26. Paul, M., Lichtenberg, E. S., Borgatta, L., Grimes, D. A., Stubblefield, P. G., & Creinin, M. D. (2009). Dilation and Evacuation. In Management of unintended and abnormal pregnancy: Comprehensive abortion care (pp. 157-74). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
27. Paul, M., Lichtenberg, E. S., Borgatta, L., Grimes, D. A., Stubblefield, P. G., & Creinin, M. D. (2009). Dilation and Evacuation. In Management of unintended and abnormal pregnancy: Comprehensive abortion care (pp. 157-74). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
28. American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. (2013). Practice Bulletin: Second-Trimester Abortion (135).
29. Pasquini, L., et al. Intracardiac injection of potassium chloride as method for feticide: Experience from a single U.K. tertiary centre. Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 2008;115(4):528–31.