What is the difference between the ‘morning after pill’ and the abortion pill?
The ‘morning after pill’ is not the same as the 'abortion pill'. The main difference is that the morning after pill prevents a pregnancy, which is why it does not cause an abortion.
The ‘morning after pill’ is an emergency contraceptive. There is usually just one pill to take. The sooner you take the morning after pill, the greater the chances of avoiding pregnancy. A medical abortion (or “abortion pill” as it sometimes called) involves taking two different types of medicine - mifepristone and misoprostol - at different times, to end an existing pregnancy. Keep reading to know the difference between the ‘morning after pill’ and the abortion pill.