Abortion Pill Risks:
What You Need to Know Before Considering Plan C

ABC Life Choices Blog Post-September 2023

What should you know about Plan C?

At ABC Life Choices, we understand that facing an unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming. ABC Life
Choices offers a range of services at no cost, tailored to address the risk factors associated with a
medical abortion and provide the medical services needed before taking the abortion pill. Please note that because we specialize in objective information and service delivery that does not make any money from your decision, we do not refer for or do termination procedures..

What does the Abortion Pill or Plan C do?

The abortion pill, also known as Plan C or an at-home abortion, is a combination of two medications,
mifepristone and misoprostol, which are taken in sequence to induce an abortion. While it may seem
like a convenient and private option, it is essential to be aware of the potential risks involved.
Before considering any abortion method, it is crucial to know your STI status. Certain sexually
transmitted infections, such as gonorrhea or chlamydia, can increase the risk of complications when
taking the abortion pill.
At ABC Life Choices, we offer no-cost STI testing and treatment to ensure your
reproductive health is protected.

The abortion pill is typically not recommended for pregnancies after ten weeks gestation.
Accurate dating of the pregnancy through an ultrasound is a vital consideration.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus. This is a life-
threatening condition and cannot be terminated using the abortion pill. Detecting an ectopic pregnancy
is crucial before proceeding with any abortion method. An ultrasound is necessary to identify ectopic
pregnancies and ensure you receive appropriate care.

Does the Abortion Pill or Plan C have an emotional impact?

While we often focus on the medical risks associated with the abortion pill, it is essential to
acknowledge the emotional and psychological impact that terminating a pregnancy can have. It is
common for individuals to experience a range of emotions before, during, and after an abortion.
ABC Life Choices provides compassionate care to help you navigate through these emotions and provide
what you may need during this challenging time.
At ABC Life Choices, we’re here to support you throughout your decision-making process without
profiting from your choice. Remember, we do not provide nor refer for abortions, but we are committed
to provide no-cost medical services without judgement so you can get the information you need.

Schedule your appointment today.