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Is It Legal To Buy the Abortion Pill Online?

Updated: Oct 30, 2023


Is it legal to buy the abortion pill online?

Are you considering buying the abortion pill online as you face an unexpected pregnancy? Are you wondering what is legal in your state regarding the abortion pill online? Though some women see ordering the abortion pill online as convenient, there are major risks to consider.

In Michigan, the law requires that women sign a consent form at least 24 hours prior to receiving an abortion. Medications are also required to be shipped to an address within the state of Michigan.

How Does the Abortion Pill Work?

The abortion pill is also known as medical abortion, using two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, to terminate a pregnancy.

The Cleveland Clinic shares some of the risks associated with the abortion pill, including:

  • Hemorrhaging that doesn’t stop

  • Incomplete abortion

  • Infection, which can lead to severe complications

  • Fever

  • Gastrointestinal upset

  • Anaphylactic reactions to medications

FDA Regulations

The FDA warns against purchasing the abortion pill online. The quality and dosage of abortion pills purchased online are not guaranteed, which can be a threat to women’s health and cause complications. Getting the abortion pill online avoids safety measures that are in place to protect your health.


Due to the lack of direct oversight from a trusted healthcare provider, a woman who gets the abortion pill online will be responsible for monitoring her own symptoms of potential complications, including:

  • Heavy bleeding — soaking two or more pads an hour for two hours

  • Severe abdominal or back pain

  • Fever lasting more than 24 hours

  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge

Your Eligibility

The FDA has approved the use of the abortion pill for up to 70 days (10 weeks), so it’s necessary to know how far along you are. An ultrasound confirms this detail and other important pregnancy details. If you test positive for pregnancy with us, we can perform an ultrasound on-site at no cost to you.


Whether you are considering abortion or other options, our team is here to better inform you so you feel confident in your decision. Contact us to schedule a free, private pregnancy confirmation appointment.

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