If you realize you are pregnant early, medical abortion may be an alternative to surgical abortion. There are two forms of medication that work together and are commonly known as the abortion pill. In a surgical abortion, the pregnancy is removed through use of suction curettage. Medical abortion, “the abortion pill” is used to terminate and expel the pregnancy and is considered less invasive. The two drugs used for early medical abortion are Mifeprex (mifepristone) and Cytotec (misoprostol).