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The abortion pill terminates an existing pregnancy, while Plan B is an emergency contraceptive that prevents you from getting pregnant.

Read on to learn more about the differences between the abortion pill and Plan B. Or, if you think you might be pregnant, contact Pregnancy Care Center today to learn about our cost-free services and resources.

How Does the Abortion Pill Work?

The abortion pill method is a combination of two powerful drugs.

The first drug, mifepristone, works by blocking progesterone in your body. Progesterone is an essential pregnancy hormone, and without it, your pregnancy will detach from the uterine lining and end.

The second drug, misoprostol, causes your uterus to contract. This expels the terminated pregnancy from your uterus through your vagina.

How Does Plan B Work?

Plan B, also known as the “morning-after pill,” is an emergency contraceptive that works by preventing or delaying ovulation.

Plan B is to be used in emergency situations only (like if your routine method of birth control failed). Plan B is most effective if taken less than 72 hours after unprotected sex.

What If I Think I Might Be Pregnant?

If you’ve had unprotected sex or if your routine birth control method failed, it’s essential to take a pregnancy test and follow up with an ultrasound.

While a pregnancy test will confirm your pregnancy, an ultrasound will give you the critical details you need to know about your pregnancy to stay safe.

At Pregnancy Care Center, we offer no-cost pregnancy tests, ultrasound referrals, and information to help you feel informed and supported. Contact us today to schedule a no-cost, confidential appointment. You’re not alone in this. We’re here for you.