Self-managed abortion care using pills is very safe – the most dangerous aspect of it is not feeling able to go to the hospital for follow up care in the rare event that there is a complication. Again, medication abortion is remarkably safe, it is the legal rules and potential for arrest that make self-managing abortion care via medication “dangerous.”
- A person looking for medications needs to be certain that the pills are actually the medicine they are hoping to use.
- As of now, AidAccess is offering medication abortion through their website, which can be accessed here.
- Should AidAccess not work, PlanC offers a list of other verified sites that as of 2017 did provide the pills users attempted to purchase. Those sites can be accessed here.
- WHO (World Health Organization) protocols on how to manage an abortion using either misoprostol alone or misoprostol and mifepristone together can be found here at the Women Help Women website. Should a person be attempting to induce an abortion and have medical questions about the process as it is occurring, they can reach out to a secure, private channel for feedback here.
- A miscarriage induced by medications will look no different from a miscarriage that occurs naturally. There is no medical exam or drug test that can detect a self-managed abortion. If you have gone to a hospital because of any sort of pregnancy complication and are being threatened with an investigation, being asked questions you are not comfortable answering, or are in any other way being pressured by medical providers or other authorities who seem to be interested in something other than your physical well-being, reach out to the SIA Legal Team at their helpline.