Do you mail abortion pills?
We do not mail abortion pills, but it is now legal to obtain the abortion pill by mail in the USA. If you are here looking for information, you are probably pregnant or think you might be pregnant. Abortion pills are an option for you, but not the only option. Some questions you might be asking about abortion pills are, “Do I have to see the doctor?” “Are the pills safe?” and “How do the pills work?” You may also have privacy concerns, which makes receiving the abortion pill by mail sound like a good option. While we do not provide abortion pills, we are interested in helping you find the information you need in a confidential setting.
Do I have to see the doctor?
That depends on which state you live in. Some states allow tele-health visits, some allow the abortion pills to be mailed to you after filling in an on-line questionnaire. Other states are more cautious and require you to be seen in person and receive the medications from the provider.
Why do some states require you to be seen in person?
They are worried about your health! There are some risks associated with every type of medication or medical procedure and one way to minimize those risks is to have a trained medical professional assess your particular situation. One of the worries with medication abortion (“the abortion pill”) is that it is most effective 47 up to 8 weeks of pregnancy, and many women are uncertain of how far along they are. A medical professional can examine you or do an ultrasound to verify your dates. Blood tests can also be helpful.
If you take the abortion pill after the FDA approved time limit 48 of 70 days from your last period, the medication may not work, and complications such as incomplete abortion are more common. If you would like to have an ultrasound to verify your dates, they are available free of charge at the CPC in Anchorage. StandUpGirl.com will help you find a free clinic near you.
What do I need before I sign up for abortion pills in the mail?
A pregnancy test! Most of the sites that offer abortion pills through tele-health require you to take an at-home pregnancy test before you call. You can purchase pregnancy test kits at most pharmacies and grocery stores. If you would like a free pregnancy test or would like help with the pregnancy test, come and see us. Free pregnancy tests are available in all 50 states. Find one near you.
How does the abortion pill work?
The “abortion pill” or “medication abortion” is actually two types of medication taken on separate days. The first pill, Mifeprex, blocks a hormone called progesterone that is needed for a pregnancy to continue. 48 The second set of pills causes cramping and bleeding which empty the uterus. If you have taken the first set of pills, but haven’t yet taken the second set of pills and are wondering if you have made the right decision, visit www.abortionpillreversal.com. A medical professional is available 24/7 to talk with you about your specific concerns. You may be eligible for Abortion Pill Reversal, which is a hormone treatment that counteracts the Mifeprex and helps your baby to keep growing.
I want pills in the mail because I don’t want anyone to know I’m pregnant. We understand your desire for privacy. We do hope that you will tell a friend or family member that you are planning to take the pills, and it would be best if you had someone check on you or stay with you overnight after you take them. Having cramping and heavy bleeding while home alone can be a very lonely experience. It may also help to have someone to talk to after your abortion as you sort out your thoughts. If you don’t have a friend or family member to talk to about your abortion, our post-abortion staff would be happy to talk to you.