If you’re pregnant and considering abortion, ordering the abortion pill online may seem like the easiest option. But did you know that there are several risks involved, including both health and legal risks?

The information below will help you learn more and give you important information to protect your health and future.

Risks of Ordering the Abortion Pill Online

Taking the Abortion Pill at the Wrong Time

The FDA only recommends the abortion pill, also known as medical abortion, be used in the first ten weeks of pregnancy. Attempting to use the abortion pill after 10 weeks can result in serious complications, such as an incomplete abortion, which is a serious health risk that requires immediate medical intervention.

To ensure that the abortion pill is used at the right time, a medical professional will use an ultrasound scan to determine the age of your pregnancy before prescribing the abortion pill.

Attempting to order the abortion pill online skips this important step, though, and can put you at risk of attempting a medical abortion too late in your pregnancy.

You Have an Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when your pregnancy begins growing outside of your uterus, such as in a fallopian tube. An ectopic pregnancy can be detected using an ultrasound scan and is a serious health risk that requires medical intervention. 

Taking the abortion pill will not address an ectopic pregnancy and can actually delay you in seeking the necessary medical treatment that you need.

You Can’t Confirm the Quality and Proper Dosage

Ordering the abortion pill online can also jeopardize your health because you can’t verify the quality of the drugs being used or if the dosage is the proper amount for you. Because of this, the FDA has warned against attempting to order the abortion pill online. 

It is Illegal in Your State

Despite the warnings from the FDA, some states still allow you to order the abortion pill online.

However, several states have now made ordering the abortion pill online illegal, which means you could put yourself in legal jeopardy by attempting to purchase the abortion pill through a website.

Before Ordering the Abortion Pill

Taking care of your health and future is your number one priority, and that means taking the time to ensure you’re properly protected before using the abortion pill.

Getting an ultrasound scan is an important first step in this process. This scan will tell you the age of your pregnancy and confirm that you do not have an ectopic pregnancy. 

Contact the team at Salem Pregnancy Care Center today to schedule a free and confidential limited obstetric ultrasound to get the important information you need to make the best decision for your health.