What Are the Risks of Ordering the Abortion Pill Online?You may think that ordering the abortion pill online is a simple, one-and-done process. We know how convenient it may seem, but there are numerous risks of ordering the abortion pill online. Some of these risks are the possibility of unverified ingredients or unknowingly skipping a step of the pregnancy confirmation process. Here’s more you will want to know about the process.  

The Abortion Pill Process

After confirming the pregnancy with lab-quality pregnancy testing and an ultrasound ( to determine if your pregnancy is less than ten weeks), the abortion pill process begins. This process is also called medication or medical abortion.

The first drug prescribed is called Mifepristone, which blocks the production of the hormone progesterone (the pregnancy hormone). Mifepristone causes the lining of the uterus to thin and prevents the fetus from staying implanted and growing.

Secondly, Misoprostol is taken 24-48 hours later. This drug causes your uterus to contract and  expel the contents of the pregnancy. It can cause serious cramping.

Common health risks of the abortion pill include infection, incomplete abortion, fever, digestive discomfort, or heavy/prolonged bleeding. 

The Risks of Ordering the Abortion Pill Online 

There are debates around buying the abortion pill online as it bypasses FDA safeguards made to protect women. Common dangers of buying the abortion pill online include:

  • Ingredients not properly verified, or inaccurately listed risks and side effects
  • Inaccurate listed dosage 
  • Chance of incomplete abortion (many online abortion pill providers do not follow FDA guidelines)
  • The ability to skip pre-abortion screenings (which can lead to severe health risks)
  • No medical supervision – (chance for health risks/complications if procedure is done incorrectly)

Before Ordering the Abortion Pill

At the Palm Beach Women’s Clinic, we can inform you more about abortion procedures, including the abortion pill. Confirm your pregnancy with confidential, no-cost pregnancy testing. If you receive a positive result, we can perform a no-cost ultrasound to tell you how far along your pregnancy is.

We are here for you. Schedule your appointment today. We can discuss all your options for your pregnancy. 

You will never have this day again, so make it count.