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Two Simple Medications

Millions of people have used medication abortion — two simple medications — to safely and effectively end their pregnancies. Medication abortion is safer than Tylenol or Viagra.

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Barriers to Self-Managed Abortion

For political reasons, opponents of legal abortion make it difficult for health care providers to prescribe and for people to obtain the medication. If not for the politics of the abortion issue, based on their safety record these pills could be available over the counter. The greatest risk in self-managing an abortion with quality pills today is not physical safety, it’s arrest and criminalization. 

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Self-Managed Abortion: Abortion On Our Own Terms

Some people already obtain and use abortion pills on their own — despite the legal and logistical barriers — only seeking medical help in the rare circumstance that they experience complications.

Research shows that with access to safe, effective pills and accurate information, people can safely self-manage an abortion at home with the support they choose. There are many reasons one might prefer to end their own pregnancy at home. It allows for control — of the experience, the location and the timing.

The option of self-managing an abortion at home can empower us to end a pregnancy on our own terms.