Non-Surgical Abortion

The Non-surgical abortion uses the drug Mifeprex®, which is also known as RU-486. This is NOT the same as Emergency Contraception, also known as the "Morning After Pill". To learn more about Emergency Contraception please click here. A non-surgical abortion is done through a series of visits to the Emma Goldman Clinic.

Initially, you will be examined to determine how many weeks pregnant you are. If the pregnancy has been determined to be 70 days (10 weeks) or less from your last menstrual period, you will take Mifeprex®. Mifeprex® is a medication that blocks progesterone, a hormone necessary to maintain a pregnancy. Less than 3% of women will abort the pregnancy after taking the Mifeprex®.

Two days after the first visit you will take a drug called misoprostol. Misoprostol causes cramping and bleeding similar to or heavier than menses. This is what expels the pregnancy.

You will return to the Emma Goldman Clinic 14 days after the initial visit for a check up to confirm that termination of your pregnancy was complete and there have been no complications. If you would like to read more about this option, you can visit the Mifeprex® website at

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