The short answer is, yes, you can reverse the effects of the abortion pill. For the most success, it must happen within a certain time window. The procedure to reverse the abortion pill can only occur after the first pill for a medication abortion of is taken.

How Does the Abortion Pill Work?

The abortion pill is also called a medication abortion and it comprises up to 40% of abortions in the US. This early procedure is not usually prescribed any later than 70 days (10 weeks) gestation

The first drug in the abortion pill protocol is mifepristone. This is an antiprogestin, which  prevents your progesterone levels from increasing and essentially stalls or stops the pregnancy.

Within 24-48 hours later, misoprostol, the second drug, is taken. This second pill will force your uterus to contract to expel the pregnancy tissue. 

How Does Abortion Reversal Work?

Just as the first pill, mifepristone, blocks the pregnancy from receiving progesterone, the abortion pill reversal procedure (APR) uses progesterone therapy. This method floods the body with progesterone to overcompensate for the abortion pill by competing for binding spots in the body. 

Treatment is usually needed throughout the first trimester and is usually initially taken 24-48 hours after the first abortion pill.

Is Abortion Pill Reversal Safe?

According to the extensive medical literature on the use of progesterone in early pregnancy, “there are no increased risks of any birth defects with natural progesterone.”

One study showed a success rate of 64% of women who had used this method for the abortion pill removal. 

If you are interested in reversing the effects of the abortion pill, call the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline at 1-877-558-0333. If you have already had an abortion, we also offer post-abortion care to help you process this experience and provide the resources that you need. Either way, please contact us and our staff will be glad to help!

*Our Center does not perform or refer for abortions, but we are able to provide confidential options counseling for each pregnancy route our clients are considering.