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Can I Buy the Abortion Pill Online?

July 31, 2023

Can I Buy the Abortion Pill Online?

You’re pregnant and may be wondering what options are available to you. Some women may be interested in obtaining the abortion pill online if they are in the first trimester of their pregnancy. 

Though it may seem more convenient to purchase the abortion pill online, it isn’t recommended because of the lack of medical oversight and the risk of obtaining the wrong dosage or medication. 

Is It Safe to Purchase the Abortion Pill on the Internet?

According to the FDA, obtaining abortion medications online isn’t safe because the drugs aren’t regulated and prescribed by a medical provider. 

Women risk receiving the wrong medications or dosages if they aren’t properly informed about the side effects of abortion drugs like mifepristone. This could cause medical complications.

Before having an abortion, women should have a full physical exam performed by their medical provider, review their health history, and identify any allergies that may make undergoing an abortion procedure unsafe. Protecting your health before any major medical procedure is vital, and abortion is no exception. 

I’m Thinking About Abortion. What Should I Do Beforehand?

Before having an abortion, women should undergo an obstetric ultrasound to check for viability, gestational age, and location of pregnancy. As up to 26% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, you should ensure your pregnancy is viable and has a heartbeat. 

Your gestational age will confirm how far along you are and which type of abortion procedure you are eligible for. Moreover, the location of your pregnancy is important to know because some women experience ectopic pregnancies, which is when the fertilized egg implants in a location such as a fallopian tube. This condition is dangerous, requires medical treatment, and disqualifies a woman from having an abortion. 

Professional Counseling Available

Woman’s New Life Clinic offers free, professional, confidential counseling to women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. We understand that your story and needs are unique. Our professional counselors and social workers are here to provide you with the facts about your options and connect you with resources to help you navigate your next steps. We are here with nonjudgmental, compassionate support for as long as you need, even after your pregnancy.

Compassionate, Caring Help For You

Contact us today for more information about our professional counseling services performed by licensed counselors and for unplanned pregnancy services. Woman’s New Life Clinic also offers low-cost women’s STD testing, urgent gynecologic care, and other services with a cash-pay option. If you have taken the abortion pill and regret your decision, our clinic offers Abortion Pill Reversal as well. This process involves taking progesterone to counteract the effects of the abortion medications. 

You deserve to have the best care possible. Learn more about our confidential services and begin a path toward hope and healing.