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Is It Safe to Order the Abortion Pill Online?

If you are facing an unexpected pregnancy and researching different options, medication abortions are presented as a convenient and private option. The medication abortion is used in the first trimester and over the course of 48 hours and ends and expels the pregnancy from the uterus. Some women purchase the abortion pill online, but in this blog, we will go over the potential risks of following this route. 

How Safe Is the Abortion Pill? 

There are several factors to consider regarding the safety of ordering the abortion pill online. There is the fact that you cannot be completely sure of the status or stage of the pregnancy, so if it is past 70 days gestation(1), you could run into complications. Additionally, you will not qualify for the abortion pill if you have these pre-existing conditions(2): 

● Are too far along in your pregnancy. 
● Have an intrauterine device (IUD).
● Have a suspected pregnancy outside of the uterus (ectopic pregnancy).
● Have certain medical conditions such as a heart or bleeding disorder.
● Take a blood thinner or certain steroid medications.
● Have an allergy to the medications used in the procedure. 

Another downside of ordering the abortion pill online and having an at-home abortion is the lack of medical care in the case of potential risks like hemorrhaging and infection. 

How Safe is it to Actually Order On the Internet? 

Unless you know exactly what to look for, it can be difficult to know if a website is trustworthy or not. Mainly, it is easy to overlook whether or not medication has undergone necessary testing and has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

1 https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2019/020687s022lbl.pdf You should consider options that are safest for you with a medical professional as well as to conduct an ultrasound to confirm if you even qualify for a medical abortion.
2 https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/medical-abortion/about/pac-20394687 

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