Do I have any medical conditions that make medical abortion a bad choice for me?


Almost everyone can do an early medical abortion. There are very few contraindications to medical abortion. The use of abortion pills is NOT recommended if someone has: 19

  • Inherited porphyria
  • Chronic adrenal failure or hepatic failure
  • A known or suspected ectopic pregnancy (neither misoprostol nor mifepristone will treat ectopic pregnancy)
  • A previous strong allergic reaction to mifepristone or misoprostol 

Usually someone will know if they have any of these medical conditions.



  • What is a porphyria?

    The porphyrias are a group of rare inherited or acquired disorders that result from a buildup of natural chemicals that produce porphyrin in your body. Porphyrins are essential for the function of hemoglobin — a protein in your red blood cells that links to porphyrin, binds iron, and carries oxygen… Read more »