The medical abortion, or the abortion pill, is not the same as the ‘emergency contraceptive pill’.
The ‘morning after pill’ is an emergency contraceptive to prevent pregnancy. It can be taken up to 96 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. It is a progesterone-only hormone pill and works by delaying the release of an egg from an ovary, therefore preventing pregnancy. There is just one pill to take.
A medical abortion, or abortion pill, are tablets you take to end an existing pregnancy. A person will take the two sets of pills, orally, over two visits which causes the passing of the pregnancy.