How to Use Abortion Pills

NOTE: The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for advice from a medical provider.

In the US, abortion is legal in every state, and every state has at least one clinic that provides abortion care. However, in many states the law requires that abortion pills be given by licensed health care clinicians, and a person who uses abortion pills that were not obtained through a clinician may face criminalization. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Misoprostol, used alone or in combination with mifepristone, is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy in the first 12 weeks. It is approved by the World Health Organization as a safe abortion method for use with or without a clinician and has been used successfully by millions of people around the world.

All of the information in the FAQs is based on protocols developed by the World Health Organization. Please read carefully and contact SASS if you have any questions.

Keep your research about abortion private

Whether you’re making an appointment at a clinic, reading up on how to get and use abortion pills safely, making sure no one can interfere with your plans beforehand, or preventing someone from giving you grief about it after the fact, your reasons for wanting information about abortion are nobody’s business but your own. Keep it that way! Here’s how:

  • Use Signal for free, secure texting and phone calls.
  • Use Protonmail for free, secure email.
  • Use DuckDuckGo for private searches without online tracking.
  • Read the Surveillance Self-Defense guide to online privacy. It’s easy to understand and updated regularly with recommendations for the safest online communication tools – and instructions on how to install and use them properly.
  • Get free information about the law and self-managed abortion online, by phone, or through a secure form.
  • Look up information on the Euki reproductive health app.