Is an Online Abortion or At-Home Abortion Safe?

Navigating the challenges of an unexpected pregnancy can be overwhelming, and it’s natural to seek a swift resolution. If you’re exploring the option of abortion and considering obtaining the abortion pill online, it’s essential to be aware of the potential risks involved and carefully evaluate them.

Before you seek an abortion, visit Hope House Women’s Clinic to confirm your pregnancy with a free pregnancy test and, if you qualify, a no-cost ultrasound. Confirming your pregnancy will unlock critical details you’ll want to know before proceeding with an abortion.

Am I Eligible For An Abortion?

Before you take the abortion pill, you should be aware if you are even eligible for it in the first place. A variety of complications can arise if you aren’t eligible.

You need to know if you:

  • Are too far along in your pregnancy. You shouldn’t attempt the abortion pill if you’ve been pregnant for more than ten weeks (after the start of your last period). 
  • Have an intrauterine device (IUD) currently in place.
  • Have a suspected pregnancy outside of the uterus. This is called an ectopic pregnancy.
  • Have certain medical conditions. These include bleeding disorders, particular heart or blood vessel diseases, severe liver, kidney, or lung disease, or an uncontrolled seizure disorder.
  • Take a blood thinner or certain steroid medicines.
  • Unable to make follow-up visits to your provider or don’t have access to emergency care.
  • Have an allergy to the medicine used.

The Dangers Of Online Drugs

A medical abortion, also known as the “abortion pill,” has many risks. The FDA advises against purchasing the drugs online.

Many online and overseas markets are entirely unregulated. When you buy drugs online, you can’t verify the quality or authenticity of what you’re buying. You may not even receive the correct drug or dosage. 

Safeguard Your Health And Wellness

There’s a lot to take into account when trying to get the abortion pill online. Your health and safety should be your top priority. 

Although we do not perform or refer for abortions, Hope House Women’s Clinic is here for you to get all the information you need to make the best decision for you.

A good first step is to confirm your pregnancy with a free lab-quality pregnancy test, followed up by an ultrasound to get details such as:

  • The viability of the pregnancy (if it is healthy with a detectable heartbeat)
  • The location of the pregnancy (if it’s growing in the right location)
  • How far along you are (gestational timeline)

Contact us today to schedule a safe and judgment-free appointment.