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3 Things to Know if You Are Considering Mail-Order Abortion

Topics: Abortion, Uncategorized

 Are you thinking of the option of mail-order abortion? Also known as medical abortion, mail-order abortion may seem appealing to you as it can seem convenient and quick. 

It’s important to consider a couple of things prior to your abortion decision, as medical abortion has a major impact on your future. Know that you are not alone in your decision-making process. 

1. Consider How Far Along You Are

First things first – you will need to determine how far along you are in pregnancy through an ultrasound to learn if you qualify for medical abortion. The FDA shares that medical abortion should only be done for women up to 10 weeks pregnant. 

Confirm your pregnancy today through lab-quality pregnancy testing and ultrasound (if you receive a positive test result). Take these next steps to get answers to your questions and clear up any doubts you have about your pregnancy. 

Schedule a free and confidential pregnancy testing and potential ultrasound appointment at our center today.

2. Consider the Risks

There are physical health risks to both medical abortion and ordering it online. During a medical abortion, two different drugs (Mifepristone and Misoprostol) are taken to terminate an existing pregnancy. The potential physical risks of this process include:

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

With medical abortion, there are safety guards put into place for a reason. When ordering the abortion pill online, there are major risks to consider, including…

  • The unverified chemicals that could be in the abortion pills from online
  • The lack of a pre-abortion screening process – putting women’s health in danger
  • The unverified dosage (could lead to an incomplete abortion and life-threatening effects)
  • Unlisted risks and side effects with abortion pills online (since a lot are overseas and do not meet the FDA guidelines)

3. Consider Your Options

Some women feel abortion is their only option due to outside pressures coming from parents, partners, or friends. Don’t let anyone pressure you into something you don’t want to do. 

Talk confidentially and with no judgment at our center today. We can better inform you about all your options, and resources, so you can feel confident in whichever option you choose. The choice is ultimately yours to make.