Using Abortion Pills for Safe Abortion in the USA
Self-managed Abortion; Safe and Supported
In the U.S., 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 woman may be arrested for using abortion pills that were not obtained through a clinician.
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Misoprostol 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 when used by women themselves to 9 weeks and has been used successfully by millions of women* around the world, without a clinician.
Please read all of the following information carefully. This information is based on protocols developed by the World Health Organization.
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* Women Help Women recognizes that gender-specific terms do not encompass the rights and identities of all people that may seek to end a pregnancy. We believe everyone has the right to feel supported and respected during their abortion experience.
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