Abortion Information

The Abortion Pill

RU-486 (The “Abortion Pill”)

The so-called “abortion pill” is actually a combination therapy consisting of two medications.

  • The first medication, called mifepristone, is a pill you take at the abortion clinic. This medication blocks the essential reproductive hormone, progesterone, initiating endometrial erosion.  This means the growing placenta and fetus are broken away from the lining of your uterus depriving your baby of the oxygen and nutrients he or she needs to survive.
  • The second medication, called misoprostol, is taken 1 to 2 days after mifepristone and causes the dilation of your cervix and induces contractions, cramping and heavy bleeding as your baby is expelled from your uterus. Most women abort within 4 to 5 hours of taking misoprostol, but severe bleeding and cramping can continue for several weeks. You may see large blood clots and fetal tissue/parts discharged from your vagina as the abortion takes place.

As with many new drugs, once they are marketed and used in thousands or even millions of individuals it is more likely that rare adverse effects or major complications can occur.  Some of these adverse effects range in severity from minor to life threatening.  In 2016, the FDA reported that there had been reports of a women who suffered from infection, heart attacks, and death.

As with all approved drugs, when the FDA receives new information regarding adverse events, the agency reviews the new information and, as appropriate, provides updates to doctors and their patients so that they have information on how to use the drug safely. read more

How Much Does an Abortion Cost?

How Much Does an Abortion Cost?

The price of an abortion can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars.  This range is based upon a number of factors, including stage of pregnancy, type of abortion procedure, geographical region and choice of anesthesia.

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NOTE:  ACPC Women’s Clinic offers peer counseling and accurate information about all pregnancy options; however, we do not offer or refer for abortion services.

Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Informed Decision Checklist

We understand that this process can be overwhelming to anyone with an unexpected pregnancy.  Know that we are here for you.  Call or text us  at 719.544.9312 to sort out all of your options so that you will be fully informed and empowered to make a healthy choice.

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Abortion Info

Abortion Info

Abortion Procedures

Dilation & Curettage (D&C)

Occasionally used through the 12th week. After dilation of the cervix, a curette is inserted into the uterus. The baby’s body is cut into pieces and extracted, often by suction. The uterine wall is then scraped to remove the placenta and confirm that the uterus is empty.

Dilation & Evacuation (D&E)

Performed up to 18 weeks. Forceps are inserted into the uterus, grabbing and twisting the baby’s body to dismember it. If the head is too large it must be crushed in order to remove it.

Dilation & Extraction (D&X or Partial Birth Abortion)

Performed in the 2nd and 3rd trimester. The cervix is dilated. Forceps extract the live baby by the feet until the head is just inside the cervix. Scissors then puncture the skull, allowing the abortionist to collapse it by suctioning out the contents. The dead baby is then fully removed from the mother. This method is banned in the United States. read more

Types of Abortion

Types of Abortion

There are medical and surgical abortion procedures.  The types of abortion that may be available depend on factors such as how far along a woman is in her pregnancy and what kinds of procedures the abortion provider offers.

It may seem like abortion is the solution to moving on with your life or getting back on track.  No matter what you choose, to have a baby or to abort, your life is forever changed.  This pregnancy will always be part of your story.


Medical Abortion

Medical abortions use drugs, instead of surgical instruments, to end a pregnancy. read more

Be Informed About Abortion

Be Informed About Abortion

You might consider an abortion because you feel pressure from the father of the baby, family or friends and/or your life goals are being threatened.  It is understandable to want to get more information before you make a decision.

You deserve to know which procedure you will need and what is involved with this medical procedure.

Our staff can offer you all the information you need. We can answer other questions such as:

  • Will it hurt?
  • How will I feel afterwards?
  • How far along am I?
  • At what point in my pregnancy is it too late to have an abortion?

It is easy to schedule an appointment to talk about your options. We have friendly Patient Advocates and staff available to speak with you at any time and to answer any questions you might have in a confidential, safe, friendly, non-judgmental environment.  We can offer you the help and facts you need to make an informed choice about your pregnancy.  All of our services are confidential and free of charge. read more

What Should You Know About Chemical Abortion?

What Should You Know About Chemical Abortion?

If you’re considering abortion because of an unplanned pregnancy, it is important to gather as much information as possible to make an informed decision.

There are two primary methods of abortion — surgical (induced) abortion or chemical abortion.

In this article, we talk about two different forms of chemical abortion — the abortion pill and the morning after pill — along with the possible health risks for women who choose this type of abortion.

What Is Chemical Abortion?

Often called “medical” abortion, a chemical abortion involves taking pills to carry out the termination.  This method is the early pregnancy alternative to having the baby surgically removed. read more