Mifepristone and Misoprostol are the prescription drugs that make up “the abortion pill”. These drugs should always be given in person by a licensed physician, and are not safe to order online.
The FDA has issued an official warning about ordering abortion pills online due to many reports of unsafe medications. There are also inherent risks involved when taking the abortion pill medications without a physician overseeing the process, and without a prior confirmation of pregnancy and knowing how far along you actually are.
We can help! It might seem easier to just purchase medications online instead of having to meet a doctor face to face. But your health and safety could be at risk without proper medical care.
Let’s look at why purchasing the abortion pill online is not safe, and how you can put your health and safety first even if you feel overwhelmed by your unplanned pregnancy.
Goes Against FDA Regulations
Purchasing the abortion pill online goes against the FDA regulations that protect your health. Buying these drugs over the internet bypasses the safeguards created to protect your health.
When you purchase the drugs online, you cannot verify the drugs’ chemicals and therefore have no idea of their quality. You will also not be aware of the potential side effects or risks of the specific drugs you receive. In some cases, there could be deadly side effects.
They Could Be Less Effective
Due to online abortion pills not being FDA approved, the dosage could be less effective than the standard abortion pill. This type of drug can cause significant health risks and damage to your body if it’s ineffective.
There are also time restrictions for the abortion pill. Women should not attempt an abortion (with the abortion pill) if they are pregnant for more than nine weeks (after the start of your last period). Many women are either unsure or incorrect about how far along their pregnancy actually is. Receiving the abortion pill late in the mail could also pose a threat to your health or be fatal if taken at the wrong time.
It Removes Medical Protection
Purchasing the abortion pill online does not allow doctor oversight and medical protection. Because of side effects and risks the abortion pill should be prescribed by a health provider. Some of the risks of the abortion pill are nausea, bleeding, incomplete abortion, and infection. If something were to go wrong, you would not be connected to a health care provider already. This delay could be costly for your health.
How we can Help
You don’t have to do this alone. We are here to give you more information about abortion and all your options moving forward. Talk to our medical team at the Pregnancy Care Center to confirm your pregnancy with a lab-quality pregnancy test and ultrasound. It is vital to know the viability of your pregnancy and how far along you are before proceeding with any type of abortion.
Conform your pregnancy, get the facts, and explore all your options in a confidential environment.