first trimester medical abortion information
While abortion remains illegal in Alabama, Turning Point is still your first step. We provide a $0 consultation, free ultrasound confirmation, and evidence-based medical information on the abortion pill and first-trimester pregnancy options to help you make a fully informed decision.
The abortion pill is not an option for women with certain health conditions, for women in their second or third trimester, or if the pregnancy is not viable. Book an appointment today to confirm your pregnancy and verify how far along you are.
how we can help
Make an appointment for a free pregnancy confirmation and options consultation. We can determine how far along you are, inform you about the options available to you, and answer any questions you may have about pregnancy, abortion, and the abortion pill. It's your future. Choose to know.
The Abortion Pill | Medical Abortion
We provide info on medical abortions, first-trimester options, and free limited pregnancy services.
FAQs on the Abortion Pill
What is the abortion pill?
Officially named RU-486, the pill is actually two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, and it’s taken in two separate doses (one at the clinic and one at home.) Another name for RU-486 is a medical or chemical abortion. The abortion pill can cost anywhere between $450-$900. While abortion remains illegal in Alabama, Turning Point is still your first step.
Be empowered and make an informed choice. All services are confidential and free.
how does it work? when is it taken?
It is usually taken between 4-6 weeks but is FDA approved to up to 10 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period. The abortion pill is not an option for people with certain medical conditions or if the pregnancy occurs outside of the uterus. Note: It is not the same as emergency contraceptives.
Can I order the abortion pill online?
While you can order abortion pills by mail, it is a risk to your health and safety. Make an appointment today to confirm your pregnancy and how far along you are. This information can help you plan your next steps.
FDA Warning on Abortion Pills By Mail: Do Not Buy Mifeprex Over the Internet
You should not buy Mifeprex over the Internet because you will bypass important safeguards designed to protect your health. Mifeprex has special safety restrictions on how it is distributed to the public. Also, drugs purchased from foreign Internet sources are not the FDA-approved versions of the drugs, and they are not subject to FDA-regulated manufacturing controls or FDA inspection of manufacturing facilities.
is reversal possible?
what if I'm in my second trimester?
At your appointment, we can answer all your questions about second-trimester or late-term abortion procedures and give you information and resources for pregnancy options in your first, second, or third trimester.
DISCLAIMER: We provide education on abortion and pregnancy options. We do not refer for or perform abortions or financially benefit from any decision you make.