RU-486, also known as “the abortion pill,” is an abortion method used to terminate an early pregnancy. It’s actually a combination of two drugs — mifepristone and misoprostol — that cause early abortion. Must be taken within 70 days (10 weeks) of when your last period began. Pills must be prescribed by a healthcare professional (do not order online: it’s not legal to sell online and the quality of the medication is not reliable). It is NOT the same as Plan B.