The idea of online or at-home abortions might seem appealing for their privacy and convenience. Still, the risks associated with the lack of professional medical oversight, the potential for receiving incorrect drugs, and the absence of personalized health assessments can all pose a severe risk to your health.

If you’re considering an abortion, first talk with us at Caring for Women Pregnancy Center. We offer free pregnancy services, peer counseling, and the ability to review all your options moving forward.

What Is The Abortion Pill?

The abortion pill is the process of using drugs to terminate and expel a pregnancy. The abortion pill consists of two drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol. 

Mifepristone blocks the hormone progesterone, and about 24-48 hours later, misoprostol is taken to cause contractions and expel the pregnancy and its related tissue out of the uterus.  

Reasons To Avoid Online Abortion

Here are just some of the risks of purchasing abortion drugs online.

FDA Advises Against It

The abortion drugs available online are often not part of the US supply chain and do not have FDA approval. The FDA recommends not buying these pills online because their origin, quality, and effectiveness are uncertain.

Not Knowing Your Eligibility 

Did you know that a medical abortion, also known as the “abortion pill,” is only FDA-approved through ten weeks gestation? 

This is one of many reasons you may not be eligible, and taking these drugs could put your health at serious risk. Other reasons include if:

  • You have an intrauterine device (IUD) currently in place.
  • You have a suspected ectopic pregnancy
  • You have certain medical conditions, including bleeding disorders, certain heart or blood vessel diseases, severe liver, kidney, or lung disease, or an uncontrolled seizure disorder.
  • You take a blood thinner or certain steroid medicines.
  • You can’t make follow-up visits to your provider or don’t have access to emergency care.
  • You have an allergy to the medicine used.

Safeguard Your Health

These are only a few of the risks posed to your health when you opt for an online abortion.

Protect your health. Get all the facts you’ll want to know beforehand at Caring for Women Pregnancy Center. We can give you the necessary details about your pregnancy and review all of your options.

Reach out to us today to get a free and confidential appointment. 

*This blog is for informational purposes only. This facility is not a licensed medical facility. We do not offer, recommend, or refer for abortions or abortifacients; therefore, we receive no financial gain from your decision. We are committed to providing accurate information about pregnancy options, abortion procedure risks and alternatives, and after-abortion care.