Can I Buy the Abortion Pill Online?

The short answer: Yes. 

However, while you can buy the abortion pill online, it may be dangerous to your health as you cannot guarantee the quality of the medications you would receive.

To ensure your health and safety, consult with a medical professional to confirm pregnancy, become fully informed about the process, including the risks, before you book an abortion appointment. We can help.

How Does the Abortion Pill Work?

First, what does the abortion pill do? Also known as a medical abortion, the abortion pill consists of two drugs that work to terminate a viable pregnancy.

A medical abortion consists of mifepristone, which blocks the womb from absorbing progesterone, a hormone created during pregnancy. Misoprostol is taken next, which causes the uterus to contract and expel through the vagina. 

Buying the Abortion Pill Online

When buying medication online, it is of utmost importance to know where the medicine is sourced (comes from). If the abortion pill is purchased from outside the U.S., it’s important to consider if the source is one you can trust. 

The FDA  shares, “Medicine bought over the Internet from foreign sources, from storefront businesses that offer to buy foreign medicine for you, or during trips outside the United States, may not be safe or effective.” 

Understand the Risks

The Mayo Clinic suggests you should “talk with your health care provider to get answers to your questions, help you weigh alternatives, and consider the impact the procedure may have on your future.”

Since the abortion pill is done at home, you are ultimately responsible for understanding when a complication may arise and when it is necessary to contact your physician or emergency services. Abortion complications vary, but some signs and symptoms may include:

  • Heavy bleeding — soaking two or more pads an hour for two hours
  • Severe abdominal or back pain
  • Fever lasting more than 24 hours
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge

Free Abortion Consultation

If you are considering an abortion, we recommend you make an appointment at Bella Women’s Center today for an abortion consultation to ensure that you are actually pregnant. 

A free lab-quality pregnancy test and ultrasound administered by our Registered Sonographer can confirm the pregnancy, accurately date your pregnancy and help to determine any possible complications.

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You Decide.