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Plan C: Mail Order Abortion Pill

Updated: Sep 23, 2021

Pregnancy can come with a lot of complications when it happens at an unexpected time. There is an increase in abortions by medication in our country and now access through mail-order to these medications has become easier. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has regulations for distribution of these drugs for the safety of those who take them. Their website has a clear warning about purchasing these drugs over the internet. Distribution of mifepristone and misoprostol are to be prescribed by certified medical professionals only according to the FDA.

You are probably wondering why a pregnancy center such as Hands of Hope would make this information known to those who may be seeking to terminate a pregnancy. We desire to educate about the dangers, physically and emotionally, those who may be considering purchasing medication online to terminate a pregnancy. Women in this state are already emotionally struggling with their position, adding the trauma of going through the termination at home could accelerate this emotional struggle.

How is there more trauma when the situation of continuing with the pregnancy and becoming a parent is traumatic enough? The medication given to those aborting their child terminates the life of the fetus while in the womb and then puts the mother into labor to expel the pregnancy. It would be like delivering your baby at home. You will go through the birthing process outside of a medical facility. It is creating a miscarriage which you will be experiencing alone.

It is important to know how far along you are in the pregnancy. The development of the fetus will determine what you see when you go through a self-managed abortion. Having an ultrasound is the best method of determining gestation and viability of the pregnancy. If you are wondering about how the fetus develops in the womb, visit

There are also other variables that may complicate this type of abortion. A medical abortion is not 100% successful. There are also conditions that may make it impossible for the pregnancy to be terminated in this method such as an ectopic pregnancy. A medical abortion will not terminate an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy in the fallopian tube). According to the FDA there are other medical conditions that may complicate the use of these drugs that terminate a pregnancy.

Life can throw us in a direction where we never thought we would go. There are always consequences to decisions we make, and you are presently in one of those situations. The choice is yours to make. Keep in mind that it is a permanent choice. If it is possible to talk with others about what is going on, please do. Don’t make the decision alone, especially if you are being coerced into an abortion. Hands of Hope is here to provide a listening ear without judgment. We want to help talk you through your situation. Call us at 828-247-4673 Monday through Thursday between 8 and 4 or message us through our website or Facebook at Call the Pregnancy Decision Line anytime at 866-799-1726. It is important to weigh out all your options so that you can make an informed decision.

Abortion Pill: What is a Medical Abortion?,, Medically reviewed by Kimberly Dishman, MSN, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB — Written by Ana Gotter — Updated on December 16, 2016,

Mifeprex (mifepristone) Information, US Food & Drug Administration,

Questions and Answers on Mifeprex, US Food & Drug Administration,

Health Risk: State of Florida Data Reveals Dramatic Increase in Risky Abortion Method, Charlotte Lozier Institute, September 7, 2021,

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