Can I Buy the Abortion Pill Online?

Although the abortion drugs are available online, the FDA advises against it. Doing so puts your health and safety at risk. 

This article will discuss why seeking abortion drugs online is risky and how to protect your health before making a pregnancy decision. But if you’re looking for free pregnancy resources or want to talk to someone about your options, contact us today to schedule a free, confidential appointment. 

Why Is It Risky to Buy the Abortion Pill Online?

According to the FDA, the abortion drugs you can find online fall outside the U.S. drug supply chain, which means the FDA doesn’t regulate them and can’t guarantee their “safety, effectiveness, or quality.”  

If you take abortion drugs you find online, this puts you at risk of experiencing complications, like an incomplete abortion—this happens when parts of the terminated pregnancy remain in your uterus. An incomplete abortion can lead to a potentially life-threatening infection. 

How Can I Protect My Health Before Making a Pregnancy Decision?

Getting an ultrasound is the number one way to protect your health before making any pregnancy decision. This simple scan will give you the essential information you need to know, including:

  • Gestational age: The abortion drugs you can receive from a clinic and pharmacy (not online) are only FDA-approved if your pregnancy is under 10 weeks gestation. If you’re further along and take the drugs, you’re more likely to experience a risk. This is why it’s critical to know how long you’ve been pregnant; ultrasound is the only reliable way to gather this information.
  • Pregnancy location: Rarely will a pregnancy grow outside the uterus. This is known as an ectopic pregnancy, and it’s a life-threatening situation that needs emergency treatment. 
  • Pregnancy viability: Roughly 26% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, and it’s possible to experience one without immediate symptoms. An ultrasound can determine if you’ve had one—if so, you will need medical follow-up to ensure you don’t face complications.

Along with getting an ultrasound, it’s critical to learn all you can about your options to make sure you’re making an educated decision. 

At Relevant Pregnancy Options Center, we offer free services and medically accurate information about your options—because we believe you deserve access to everything you need to make the best decision for your situation.

Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential appointment. You’re not alone in this. We’re here for you.

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