A nurse shows a box of the RU486 pill at the family planning department of Hopital Broussais, 25 October 2000. (Photo by MANOOCHER DEGHATI / AFP) (Photo by MANOOCHER DEGHATI/AFP via Getty Images)
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What To Know About Getting Abortion Pills Online
Telemedicine organizations are providing options for people to obtain medical abortion pills via mail. The pills use two medications called mifepristone and misoprostol, are incredibly safe and effective, and can now be accessed regardless of where you live.
Aid Access is an international program dedicated to providing accessible options for those looking to obtain a medical abortion. According to its website, if you live in certain states, you will be given a prescription from a US-based doctor who will mail you your prescriptions within a few days of contacting them.
People in all other states, including those with more stringent restrictions on abortions, will be able to access their abortion pills through doctors based in Europe. They send the prescription to a reputable pharmacy in India, who will then fill and send you your package through the mail.
The price of obtaining abortion pills through Aid Access will vary depending on which fulfillment option you require, but will generally cost between $110-$150. For those who are unable to pay this amount, Aid Access works with patients to figure out a more affordable option.