A chemical abortion is a type of non-surgical abortion. The most common form of chemical abortion is the abortion pill, called mifepristone. Abortion advocates claim that a chemical abortion is safer than a surgical abortion, though any type of abortion cannot truly be safe due to the risk of lasting infertility. Chemical abortion also presents a different set of risks and side effects than surgical abortion.  Another method of chemical abortions is introducing saline into the amniotic sac, killing by burning the baby to death.