Medical Termination is an extremely safe procedure. Serious adverse effects (infections) occur in less than 1 in 1,000 patients (0.1%). Only 1 in 100,000 patient deaths (0.01%) from serious infection were reported. In regards to efficacy, the abortion pill has a success rate of approximately 95%. In the event of an “incomplete” or “failed” medical abortion, your provider will review the findings with you and determine an appropriate follow-up/intervention. Most often, an incomplete/failed medical termination will necessitate repeating the medication or moving on to a surgical abortion procedure.