“Medication abortion — also called the abortion pill — is a safe and effective way to end an early pregnancy,” states Planned Parenthood’s website, continuing that the procedure involved first taking the drug mifepristone which “blocks your body’s own progesterone, stopping the pregnancy from growing.”
Regarding drug-induced abortion, Planned Parenthood states that, “for people who are 8 weeks pregnant or less, it works about 94–98 out of 100 times.”
According to the lawsuit as cited by the Journal, Coons took the first drug at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) San Mateo, and she was instructed to take the second drug later.
The Journal report continued:
In early March, Coons — who was then about nine weeks pregnant — told Planned Parenthood she was unable to afford “a second round of the abortion protocol.”