What Is "Self-Managed Abortion"?


  • “Self-managed abortion” means ending your own pregnancy, without a doctor or other health care provider.

  • Most people go to clinics to get abortion care. But some states make it hard for people to get to clinics. So, some people choose to manage their own abortion because they cannot go to a clinic.

  • Other people would just rather manage their abortion on their own, with pills, herbs, or in other ways.

  • If you are investigated or arrested for self-managing an abortion call or message us.

I Went to a Pregnancy Center That Told Me That Abortion Is Dangerous. Is That True?


  • You probably went to a crisis pregnancy center (CPC) rather than a real reproductive health clinic.

  • CPCs sometimes present themselves as real clinics but are actually set up to scare or misinform people so they do not get the abortion they want.

  • Abortion is a very safe and common medical procedure in the United States.

  • Find an unbiased clinic here.

Who Can I Talk to For Support, No Matter What Decision I Make About My Pregnancy?


  • To talk to someone who can provide judgment-free support no matter what decision you make about a pregnancy, you can call All Options at 1-888-493-0092.

  • All Options is a non-profit organization that provides judgment-free support for all people in all their decisions and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption.

  • Find out more on their website here.

A Partner/Family Member is Hurting or Threatening Me. Who Can Help?


  • If someone is hurting or threatening you, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or toll free 1-800-787-3224.

  • They also have a 24/7 online chat option available on their website here.

Why Do You Talk About Pregnant People Instead of Pregnant Women?


  • Some people who can get pregnant are not women; this includes non-binary people and transgender men. More info on these terms is available here.

Where Can I Learn More About Protecting My Privacy When Looking for Information Online?

  • We encourage everyone to learn about ways to better protect their personal information when using the Internet. 

  • Here is more info on browsing securely.

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2019 If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice