Over 63% of abortions were by pill in 2023

New data from the abortion-rights think tank the Guttmacher Institute show that over 63% of abortions in 2023 were conducted by abortion pill, up 10 percentage points from 2020.

Guttmacher, the research arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, estimates that nearly 643,000 abortions in the United States were medication abortions, typically using the medication mifepristone and misoprostol.

Data from the Guttmacher Institute, published March 2023, shows that 63% of abortions in the U.S. are medication abortions.

Mifepristone, the first pill in the chemical abortion process, works by cutting off the progesterone supply to the developing fetus. Misoprostol, taken between 24 and 48 hours after ingesting mifepristone, induces contractions to expel the fetus.

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