Abortion Pills or Medication Abortion

Self-managed abortion with pills is safe, effective and it works.

Abortion pills refer to the medications Mifepristone and Misoprostol, which have been included on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) List of Essential Medicines since 2005. Abortion with pills is well documented to be a safe and effective option, with complications occurring in less than one-percent of abortions. 

The WHO created a protocol for how women may manage their abortion with misoprostol without direct provider supervision.

For more information about abortion with pills, check out Self-Managed Abortion; Safe and Supported.

Resources about self-managed abortion

Listing these resources does not imply endorsement of any content. 

  • Abortion on Our Terms: A resource with information about self-managed abortion with pills as well as politically-imposed barriers to self-managed abortion with pills 

  • The M+A Hotline can be reached by phone or text and will connect a person to physicians who can provide expert advice on self-managing  miscarriage or abortion.

  • The Reprocare Healthline provides medical information and peer-based emotional support for planning or having an abortion with pills at home. (Available in English and Spanish by phone call or text).

  • Euki App is the first app of its kind to offer sexual and reproductive health information and tools to track what’s going on with your body in one place AND on a totally private and secure platform. The app is especially for people in the United States, but much of the information is relevant to people all over the world.

  • The SAFE Study includes data on the effectiveness and safety of self-managed medication abortion with accompaniment support (Available in English and Spanish).

Miscarriage + Abortion Hotline

This free, confidential hotline is staffed by doctors with years of experience caring for miscarriage and abortion. You can reach them by phone or text and they will give you expert advice on self-managing your miscarriage or abortion.

Call or text the hotline at 1-833-246-2632 10am-10pm in all US continental time zones.

If a person is targeted by law enforcement for ending their own pregnancy, the Repro Legal Defense Fund provides financial support for posting bail and securing defense counsel.

Disclaimer: The information on this page is purely informational and is not meant to incite anyone to violate any laws.