Before ordering the abortion pill online, there are serious risks to consider. Here are three things to know if you’re thinking about mail-order abortion. You deserve to know the facts.
1. It May Be Illegal
In the past, the FDA has prohibited the sale of the abortion pill online. Now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned, laws are now up to each state regarding abortion and the online sale of the abortion pill.
There are only certain states that allow the online sale of the abortion pill, so be sure to check the laws in your state for availability.
2. The Risks to Your Health
The abortion pill is actually a two-drug medication. First, mifepristone is typically taken at an abortion clinic and misoprostol is taken at home around 24 hours later. The FDA has set guidelines for the abortion pill to ensure the correct dosage and manufacturing of the drugs.
Possible risks of the abortion pill (medical abortion) include:
- Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
3. Pre-Termination Consultation Is a Must
The abortion pill is only approved for women up to 70 days gestation, therefore it’s vital to understand how far along you are beforehand. If you are further along in your pregnancy than this, you are not eligible for mail-order abortion.
An ultrasound will alert you to any possible pregnancy complications like miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy (where the pregnancy grows outside the uterus). The abortion pill is not a possibility if you have either of these complications.
At Women’s Care Center, we talk to women every week who are struggling to make a pregnancy decision. Some are considering termination and still have questions.
Get answers to your pregnancy questions by scheduling a free and confidential pre-terminations consultation today.