Can I Buy the Abortion Pill Online?

Surprise pregnancies can change your life overnight. Whether you have educational or career goals, or just aren’t in a position to be a parent right now, you are not alone if you are feeling afraid, anxious, or overwhelmed.

Many women turn to the abortion pill as a possible solution, but it’s important to do your homework before undergoing any kind of medical procedure. Medication abortions are illegal in the state of Kentucky.

Read this article for more information if you’re trying to buy the abortion pill online or are considering traveling out of state for the abortion.

Take a Pregnancy Test

Taking a pregnancy test is the first step toward confirming your pregnancy test, which will be required before any procedure. While at-home tests are generally accurate, one study indicates that up to 5% of pregnancy tests can give a false reading. While you could still be pregnant, it may be an inaccurate result.

At New Beginnings of Winchester, we offer no-cost, quality pregnancy tests. We can also help you calculate the optimal time to take the pregnancy test based on your last missed period. 

Am I Eligible for the Abortion Pill?

The abortion pill is FDA-approved up to 10 weeks of gestational age. According to the Mayo Clinic, a medical abortion isn’t an option if you are too far along in your pregnancy, as well as:

  • Have an intrauterine device (IUD) 
  • Have certain medical conditions
  • Take a blood thinner or certain steroid medicines
  • Can’t make follow-up visits to your provider or don’t have access to emergency care
  • Have an allergy to the medicine used

Medication abortion causes cramping and vaginal bleeding to complete the abortion. However, the level of both as well as feelings of discomfort will vary from person to person. 

What are the Side Effects?

According to the Mayo Clinic, medical abortion may also cause:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache

What Are the Risks? 

The Mayo Clinic lists the following risks of a medical abortion:

  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

Next Steps

If you are interested in trying to purchase an abortion pill online, it’s important that you do not skip important health screenings, such as an ultrasound. This is a great way to confirm the gestational age of your pregnancy as well as confirm the location of the pregnancy to ensure it is not ectopic.

At New Beginnings of Winchester, we offer no-cost ultrasounds and pregnancy tests.
Our knowledgeable staff provides a confidential, compassionate environment for you to get more information about your pregnancy, and learn about your options and local resources. Contact us today!