A safe abortion with pills is possible.

The "abortion pill" is actually a combination of two pills, mifepristone and misoprostol, also referred to as medication abortion.

The combination of the two pills is the most effective method of medication abortion (95-98% effective in the first trimester).  However, if mifepristone is unavailable, some people use misoprostol alone, which has also been scientifically proven to be safe and effective (ending 80-85% of pregnancies when taken in pregnancies up to 10 weeks from last menstrual period).

Every year, millions of people all over the world choose a medication abortion as a safe, private, and effective at-home method to end an early-term pregnancy. They may choose to use these pills on their own because they lack access to clinic-based abortion services (due to legal restrictions, cost, or logistical challenges), or they may simply prefer the convenience and control that comes with self-use.

But information about self-use of this safe and effective method has not been widely shared in the United States.

Why do so few of us know about self-use of medication abortion?

  1. Some people believe it is not safe for women to use these pills without advice from a clinician, in spite of the scientific evidence showing that people around the world have safely self-managed their abortions.
  2. Because abortion in the United States is highly political, access to abortion pills has been severely restricted.
  3. Anti-abortion groups understand that if these pills are available, they cannot stop people from using them.
  4. Abortion is taboo and carries a lot of stigma.
 

Plan C is a campaign to spread the word about medication abortion and demand better access to it in the US.


Plan C envisions a world in which the ability to end an early pregnancy is in the hands of the person who needs it most. For over 10 years, this vision has been a reality for people around the world who have been able to access these pills online when they miss a period.
We believe we in the United States deserve the same direct access to this safe, effective technology.

This website provides reliable information about abortion using pills, as well as links to other trusted sources offering accurate answers to common questions and concerns.