What is Plan C?
“Plan C” is a term used to describe different options for accessing medication abortion including self-managed abortion. Medication abortion, also known as the abortion pill, involves using a combination of medications (mifepristone and misoprostol) to terminate a pregnancy in its early stages.
Plan C options typically include obtaining abortion pills through the usual ways plus alternative means, such as buying the medications online. The FDA strongly cautions people against buying drugs from certain Internet pharmacies and specifically warns people not to buy Mifeprex, or the generic version Mifepristone, on the Internet because it by-passes critical safeguards.1,2 Drugs from these websites are unregulated by the FDA, may be fake, expired, or even tainted by contaminants.3
The laws governing abortion vary widely from state to state. To be able to make an informed decision, it’s essential to know the laws in your particular state and region as you consider your options. Buying prescription drugs not regulated by the FDA from overseas pharmacies is against the law.4 Call 866-406-9327; we can help you learn more about abortion procedures, abortions laws and other options in your area.
Importance of After Abortion Support
The aftermath of an abortion can bring a roller coaster of emotions. For some women, an immediate sense of relief may gradually be overshadowed by more negative feelings such as grief and guilt. Getting, emotional support after an abortion (whether it was in a clinic, telemedicine, or self-managed) can make the difference in both women’s and men’s long-term well-being. This kind of support is especially important for those who struggle with persistent negative emotions after the abortion.
Access to Information & Support
Before choosing Plan C, it is essential to be well-informed, consider legal aspects, and prioritize after-abortion support. If you are considering medication abortion, we can answer your questions and provide guidance tailored to your specific situation.
The Pregnancy Decision Line is a toll-free national abortion information hotline that provides support for women and men seeking help with unplanned pregnancies. We offer evidence-based information about all your pregnancy options; however, we do not offer or refer for abortion services, the abortion pill or Plan C.
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1. Food & Drug Administration. (2023, January 24). Mifeprex (mifepristone) information. Retrieved from https://www.fda.gov/drugs/postmarket-drug-safety-information-patients-and-providers/information-about-mifepristone-medical-termination-pregnancy-through-ten-weeks-gestation
2. Food & Drug Administration. (2018, January 25). The possible dangers of buying medicines over the internet. Retrieved from https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/how-buy-medicines-safely-online-pharmacy
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