It is not uncommon for a woman who has taken the abortion pill to immediately regret it, and fortunately there is a safe protocol for reversing the effects of medical abortion.

We are grateful to the local pro-life doctors have registered with the Abortion Pill Reversal Network and are prepared to assit women in the Cambridge area.


The Abortion Pill, also known as Mifegymiso in Canada, is made up of two different medications and is prescribed up to 9 weeks of pregnancy. Most women don’t really know how it works.

Mifepristone is a drug that blocks the effects of progesterone—a hormone your body needs to grow a healthy baby. Mifepristone blocks the essential nutrients which leads to the death of the developing baby, the embryo or fetus.

The Abortion Pill Process

The 1st Pill – Mifepristone

  • A doctor will give a woman considering chemical abortion a physical exam to determine if she is eligible for this type of chemical abortion procedure. A woman is not eligible if she has any of the following: ectopic pregnancy, ovarian mass, IUD, corticosteroid use, adrenal failure, anemia, bleeding disorders or use of blood thinners, asthma, liver or kidney problems, heart disease, or high blood pressure.
  • She may be given antibiotics to prevent infection.
  • She will be given an oral dose of mifepristone during her first office visit.

The 2nd Pill – Misoprostol

  • Misoprostol tablets are taken orally or inserted vaginally about 36 to 72 hours after taking the mifepristone. The tablets cause contractions and expel the remains of the baby. This process may take a few hours or as long as a few days.
  • The woman will need to be examined by her doctor two weeks later to ensure the abortion was complete and to check for complications.

The procedure is unsuccessful approximately 5-10% of the time with the potential of requiring an additional surgical abortion procedure to complete the termination.

The Process CAN be Reversed. Call 877.558.0333

If you have only taken the first drug, mifepristone (also called Mifeprex), less than 72 hours ago, and have not yet taken the second medication, misoprostol (also called Cytotec), you may be able to preserve the pregnancy if you act quickly.

This “reversal” process offers no guarantee of success.  However, to date, 550 babies healthy have been born successfully to mothers who underwent the reversal process.

If you’ve only taken the first drug, mifepristone, and you do not take the second drug, the chance of a successful pregnancy is approximately 15-25%.[3]  However, if you take the progesterone as part of the abortion pill reversal process within 72 hours of taking the mifepristone, your chance of a successful pregnancy increases to 55% and possibly even to between 60-70%.[4]

Some mothers express concern over possible birth defects caused by starting the medical abortion procedure. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology states that “No evidence exists to date of a teratogenic effect of mifepristone.”[5]  In other words, the first medication you took, mifepristone, does not appear to cause birth defects.[6]  Secondly, the abortion pill reversal process simply requires the mother to take progesterone, and progesterone already naturally exists in your body.  Progesterone has been used safely in pregnancy and pregnancy support for over 50 years.[7] There is no record of birth defects caused by progesterone.

For frequently asked questions, please click here. 


Canadian Physicians for Life 
Abortion Pill Reversal Network