Elisa Wells, co-director of an abortion organization, recently said about ordering the abortion pill online, “You have either a virtual consultation or an e-visit — that’s just done by filling in a form and chatting with the provider.” You may be wondering, “how can I buy the abortion pill online?”
It seems simple enough, doesn’t it? Just fill out a form and chat with someone online. But do you or the provider know exactly how far along you are in your pregnancy? What about the possibility of a miscarriage? The pregnancy hormone will continue to be present for days, even weeks, after a miscarriage. This will cause a pregnancy test to read as positive even though a pregnancy may have already ended on its own. In this instance, there would be no need for the abortion pill.
Although it’s challenging to find the exact price of purchasing the abortion pill online, GoodRx lists $500 as the average cost. But before placing an order online, there is some important information to know.
Why Is It Important To Know When I Got Pregnant?
Why does it matter how far along you are in your pregnancy (the gestational age)? According to the FDA, you are only eligible to take the abortion pill 70 days or less from the first day of your last menstrual period.
Are you confident you know the date your pregnancy began? At Open Arms, we find that many women do not have regular monthly cycles or they don’t remember when their last period was. If that is true of you, knowing the dating of a pregnancy can be difficult or uncertain. Confirmation of a viable pregnancy, along with precise dating, can only be done through an ultrasound exam and is an important first step.
How Do I Know If I’ve Miscarried?
Believe it or not, the Mayo Clinic says that up to 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. Some estimate it could be 30% or more because many women miscarry before knowing they are pregnant.
You could receive a positive result on an at-home pregnancy test days or even weeks after miscarrying because it takes your body a while to realize it’s no longer pregnant.
How do you tell if you’ve already miscarried? Once again, ultrasound can answer this question.
Where Can I Get A No-Cost Ultrasound?
Many abortion clinics offer ultrasounds at an additional cost when purchasing the abortion pill. At Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic, we do not provide the abortion pill but we do provide free ultrasounds because we believe every woman should have access to the information they need to make a fully informed choice.
Come to the Open Arms Clinic for no-cost, clinical pregnancy testing to verify your at-home test result and a no-cost ultrasound.
Our ultrasound will confirm the number of days you’ve been pregnant and whether or not you may have miscarried. The ultrasound will also verify the location of the pregnancy. Although rare, some pregnancies form outside the uterus and are extremely dangerous. The abortion pill will not fix this type of pregnancy.
Request An Appointment
Contact Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic by phone, text, or contact us online. We want you to be fully informed about your health and pregnancy before you decide to order the abortion pill. We can discuss your pregnancy concerns and questions at that time. All services are free and confidential.