How can I find abortion pills?
Self-managed Abortion; Safe and Supported
Abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy can be done safely using misoprostol alone (80-85% effective) or mifepristone plus misoprostol (95-98% effective). Abortion pills cause a miscarriage if used correctly.
In the United States, abortion pills are available:
- Misoprostol is available in pharmacies, with a prescription. Misoprostol is used to prevent ulcers in people with conditions like arthritis that require them to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication long-term.
- Misoprostol is available from some internet veterinary supply stores and veterinarians, as it is used to treat ulcers and arthritis in dogs.
- Misoprostol is available over the counter in Mexico and many other Latin American countries. In Mexico, it is sold as “misoprostol”, “cyrux” and “cytotec”. On-line pharmacies in Canada sell misoprostol inexpensively, and it has been reported that some may not require a prescription.
- Combination packs of mifepristone and misoprostol together are also available on the internet. A study published in October 2017 (click here) identified the relative reliability for different internet sources of abortion pills.
For a "report card " from Plan C on which sites were found to sell reliable medicines, click here. The average cost of mifepristone plus misoprostol from these sites was reported to be $85 - $200.
If you live in Hawaii, Maine, New York, Oregon, or Washington State, you may be able to receive abortion pills by mail through the TelAbortion Study. Please visit www.telabortion.org for further information.
Abortion is legal and there are clinics in every state that provide abortion pills and there are abortion funds to help with the cost. For information about clinics, visit