They say desperate times call for desperate measures. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may be feeling desperate. Perhaps you’re thinking about some of those desperate measures – like “homemade abortion.” Can you end a pregnancy on your own with a homemade abortion? Please read on and consider these important facts about homemade abortion.
First, know that you don’t have to go through this experience alone. For four decades, Avenue Women’s Center has assisted thousands of women in Chicagoland facing unintended pregnancies. It’s likely that some of them have been in situations very similar to yours. Please contact us today. Allow us to share this experience with you, and help you as you seek to determine your best solution.
Looking Into an Abortion at Home
You are not the first to find yourself in this position. Every woman’s circumstance is unique. But, women throughout the ages and all over the world have struggled in dealing with an unwanted pregnancy. Although abortion is legal in the United States, you may have reasons why you would consider attempting abortion at home. Whatever your situation and reasons, it’s important for you to be aware of a number of things about homemade abortion.
Physical Risks of Home Abortion
There are many myths about abortion. Some believe abortion can be brought on by certain physical activity, certain foods, or herbs. The reality is that many of the practices you may hear or read about are partially or completely ineffective at best. If ineffective or incomplete, you may need to undergo medical treatment and a clinical abortion in order to finish the process you have attempted.
At worst, a homemade abortion can be very risky, with the possibility of great harm to the life and health of the woman. Dangers may include self-poisoning, hemorrhaging, or even death.
Legal Risks of Home Abortion
In some states, a self-induced, or homemade abortion, is against the law. Other states have statutes against the unauthorized practice of medicine or other drug charges that may apply. There could be legal problems if a homemade abortion was unsuccessful and the woman needed medical intervention. Over a dozen U.S. women are reported to have been arrested for allegedly trying to perform their own abortion or helping someone to do so.
Homemade abortion is not a safe solution. If you are in the Chicagoland area, whatever may be causing you to research a homemade abortion, please contact us first at Avenue Women’s Center. We have offices in six locations in DuPage County: Darien, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn / Lombard, Naperville, West Chicago, and Wood Dale, Illinois. You can reach us by phone, text, email, or chat. We will provide you with a free consultation and support for the obstacles you are facing.
The information provided here is general in nature. It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention. Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.