Are the early term abortion medications safe to use?
The medications used to terminate pregnancies in early term have been studied since the early 1980’s which means that they have been used for this indication for close to thirty years. There is less than a 1 percent chance of complications that occur. The most common is failure of the medications to work and the pregnancy continues to grow. Rarely does such heavy bleeding occur that a blood transfusion is required. Other complications include the possibility of retained tissue with possible uterine infection. There have been a few reported deaths related to a rare infection but there is no direct evidence that the deaths were directly caused by the medications that were taken. Top of page How will I know if I am having some type of complication with the medical abortion (abortion pill) procedure?