Using Abortion Pills On Your Own
Abortion with pills, also called medication abortion or medical abortion, is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy in the first 12 weeks. Mifepristone and misoprostol, the medicines used for early abortion, are approved by the World Health Organization as a safe abortion method when used by women themselves up to nine weeks.
In fact, these medicines have been used safely by millions of women around the world to have an abortion up to 12 weeks without a clinician. The medicines work by causing a miscarriage, which happens spontaneously in 15-20% of all pregnancies. The symptoms of an abortion with pills and a miscarriage are exactly the same, and, in the rare case of a complication, the treatment for abortion and miscarriage are the same.
If you live in the United States, you can get detailed information about how to safely self-manage an abortion and how to minimize legal risks at Abortionpillinfo.org. It is important to read the website carefully so that you understand that in some states, there are legal issues to be aware of.