Abortion Pill Information
The Pregnancy Help Center provides information on the abortion pill in Port Lavaca and Victoria, Texas and the surrounding areas. We offer free and confidential services to help when facing an unplanned pregnancy. The PHC does not refer for or provide abortions.
Disclaimer: We do not perform or refer for abortions.
For women who change their minds after taking just the mifepristone, it may be possible to rescue the pregnancy. For more information, see: The Abortion Pill Reversal.
Abortion Pill Information
Medication abortion (also called the abortion pill, Mifeprex™) is FDA approved for up to 70 days (10 weeks pregnant) after the start of your last menstrual period.
- The “pill” is actually a protocol that involves taking two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, which are taken in two separate doses on different days.
- It is not available through a pharmacy, but is only available by an authorized provider.
- The FDA strongly cautions against the use of mifepristone obtained over the Internet.3
- Because of complications, the FDA keeps close track.4
- The abortion pill is not the same as the emergency contraception.
- Under current Texas law, all abortion procedures (medical, surgical, and telehealth) are banned except in cases where the mother’s life or health is seriously endangered by her pregnancy.
Schedule a free and confidential appointment to learn more about abortion in Port Lavaca and your options.
Before The Abortion Pill
Confirm pregnancy with an ultrasound before taking the abortion pill in Port Lavaca, TX.
Pregnancy tests are not always conclusive. Pregnancy tests respond to a hormone released by a pregnant woman’s body called HCG. Although your HCG levels may be elevated, your pregnancy might not be viable, as about 10-20% of all pregnancies end in natural miscarriage10. Ultrasound is the most reliable method of detecting pregnancy viability.
This can answer three major questions:
- Is the pregnancy in the uterus?
- How far along you are?
- Is there a fetal heartbeat?
An ultrasound will provide important information that will tell you more about your options. This information is critical regardless of what options you may be considering. Speak with our staff today. Schedule a confidential appointment – at no cost to you.
Eligibility is required for ultrasound services.
Information taken from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2016). “Mifeprex Medication Guide.” U.S. Department of Health. Retrieved from https://www.fda.gov/drugs/postmarket-drug-safety-information-patients-and-providers/mifeprex-mifepristone-information
2. Viability is generally considered about 24 weeks from a woman’s LMP. See https://www.guttmacher.org/state-policy/explore/overview-abortion-laws