Can I Buy the Abortion Pill Online?

While you can find the abortion pill online, the FDA advises against doing so because it puts your health and safety at risk.

The abortion drugs you can find online fall outside the U.S. supply chain, and they aren’t approved by the FDA—which means that the FDA can’t guarantee the quality, safety, or effectiveness of these drugs

If you’re considering taking the abortion pill, it’s critical to learn all you can to protect your health. This article will outline the essentials you need to know about abortion drugs and the steps you can take to protect your health. But if you want to talk to someone about your pregnancy options and learn about free resources, contact Pathways Pregnancy Resource Center to schedule a free, confidential appointment.

How Does the Abortion Pill Work?

The abortion pill actually consists of two different, powerful drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol.

The first drug, mifepristone, blocks progesterone, an essential hormone during pregnancy. Without progesterone, your uterine lining will loosen, and your pregnancy will detach and end.

Misoprostol is taken next, and it causes uterine cramping, which expels the terminated pregnancy out through your vagina.

How Will the Abortion Pill Affect Me Physically?

After taking the abortion drugs, you will experience abdominal cramping and vaginal bleeding. While every woman is unique, some women describe the pain as excruciating.

The abortion drugs also come with risks to your physical health, which include:

  • Incomplete abortion, which is when parts of the terminated pregnancy remain in your uterus
  • An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

Seeking abortion drugs online makes you more likely to experience one of these risks.

How Can I Protect My Health?

No matter what decision you’re considering, it’s essential to get an ultrasound. This simple scan will give you the key information you need to know to protect your health.

It’s also important to learn all you can about each of your pregnancy options to ensure you’re making an educated decision. Your other pregnancy options besides abortion include parenting and adoption.

At Pathways Pregnancy Resource Center, we offer free, limited ultrasounds (once you receive a positive pregnancy test result in our clinic) and medically accurate information about each of your options—-because we believe that you deserve to have everything you need to make a confident decision.

Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential appointment.

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