Abortion is illegal in Arkansas unless a provider deems it necessary to save the woman’s life. If you’re considering abortion for your unplanned pregnancy, you would likely need to travel out of state. 

An online abortion means you purchase abortion drugs on the Internet (often after a telehealth appointment), and they’re shipped to you. It’s crucial to understand the risks of this option and how they can affect you.

Elevate Women’s Center wants you to make an informed choice. Book a no-cost appointment today to access our pregnancy services.

Is Online Abortion Safe?

A medical abortion (also called “the abortion pill”) uses drugs to end a pregnancy. Mifepristone blocks progesterone, a hormone necessary for the pregnancy’s growth. Misoprostol causes the uterine to contract and expel the pregnancy and related tissue from the body.

With an online abortion, these drugs would be sent to you. However, you lack the essential information to make an informed decision. 

1. You can’t verify the quality or origin of these drugs.

The FDA does not recommend purchasing abortion drugs online because their quality or safety can’t be guaranteed. You may receive unknown drugs from unregulated or foreign sources.

2. You won’t receive proper medical oversight.

If you take these drugs and experience a complication or severe side effect, you may not know what symptoms to look out for or what is expected for this medical procedure.

Abortion drugs can cause heavy bleeding that can be severe. Without the proper medical oversight, this and other risks can be life-threatening. 

You also won’t know if you’re eligible for this abortion method. For example, taking these drugs may not be an option if you have an IUD currently in place or are taking certain medications.

3. You won’t learn key pregnancy details before taking the abortion drugs.

Before making a pregnancy decision, you should always receive an ultrasound. Elevate Women’s Center provides an on-site, limited ultrasound after a positive pregnancy test at our center.

This scan provides crucial pregnancy information. You’ll learn how far along you are (the FDA has approved medical abortion drugs only through 10 weeks gestation), whether your pregnancy is developing normally, and where it’s located.

Purchasing abortion drugs online without this safety step can pose additional risks to your health, especially if you don’t confirm a pregnancy. 

No-Cost Services

We’re here to help you protect your health with a no-cost pre-abortion screening. We’ll confirm your pregnancy, offer STD testing if you’re considering abortion, and more.

Book an appointment today. We care about your well-being.

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