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The Plan C Guide to Abortion Pills

Iowa: How to get abortion pills

Iowa allows telehealth abortion pill access.

This means you can consult a medical provider in Iowa using a phone or computer and have an abortion pill kit mailed to your home.

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There are several ways people get abortion pills in Iowa, even if state laws restrict clinic-based care:

Learn about potential legal risks of accessing pills through alternative suppliers by reading our FAQ. You can also contact the free, confidential Repro Legal Helpline (online or at 844-868-2812) to discuss your specific situation.

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Abortion pills (mifepristone + misoprostol)
AP1
Abortion pills (mifepristone + misoprostol)
Abortion pills (misoprostol only)
AP2
Abortion pills (misoprostol only)
Online consultation by form
OC1
Online consultation by form
Virtual visit with provider
VV1
Virtual visit with provider
Virtual visit with provider (by request)
VV2
Virtual visit with provider (by request)
Financial compensation for participation
FC1
Financial compensation for participation
Get pills now for future use
AD1
Get pills now for future use
Text-based consult available
TXT1
Text-based consult available

Telehealth Services

US-Based Telehealth

These services offer:

  • Abortion pill delivery by mail
  • US-licensed clinicians, FDA-approved medicines
  • Basic medical screening (virtual)
  • Follow up support from a clinician (virtual, may be optional)
  • Check the provider’s website for more information
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Aid Access

Pills by mail with clinician support
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$150 or less
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Sliding scale available.

Delivery
1-5 days
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All
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AP1, OC1, AD1
Financial Support
Financial assistance availableFinancial assistance available
Financial assistance available
Accepts some insurance plans
Accepts some insurance plans
Accepts Medicaid
Accepts Medicaid
Offers sliding scale pricing
Offers sliding scale pricing
Can help connect with abortion funds
Can help connect with abortion funds
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For pregnancies up to 12 weeks
For pregnancies up to 12 weeks
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Aid Access states that it is a clinician-supported fully online telemedicine service with mailed pills for patients who have early pregnancies and no medical contraindications. In this state, the medications are prescribed by clinicians licensed in the US and are FDA-approved products. These clinicians are located out of state and treat patients in states that restrict access to abortion care.

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Abortion at Home by carafem

Pills by mail with clinician support
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$175-249
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carafem partners with abortion funds to offer financial assistance to those who qualify by income level. More information can be found at https://carafem.org/financial-assistance

Delivery
1-5 days
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Medications can also be picked up at carafem locations.

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AP1, AP2, VV1
Financial Support
Financial assistance availableFinancial assistance available
Financial assistance available
Accepts some insurance plans
Accepts some insurance plans
Accepts Medicaid
Accepts Medicaid
Offers sliding scale pricing
Offers sliding scale pricing
Can help connect with abortion funds
Can help connect with abortion funds
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For pregnancies up to 11 weeks
For pregnancies up to 11 weeks
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carafem states that they offer medically supported at home abortion pills in select states for a pregnancy up to 11 weeks. Simply schedule a time speak with a trusted provider over video, or in select states complete an immediate evaluation online for at-home care. After receiving a prescription your package will arrive in 1-5 days.

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Schedule a video visit to begin your care

Starts at $175 for medication + medical support

24/7 medical support from experts

Text anytime with questions

24/7 support via text or phone is available: (855) 729-2272

International Telehealth

These services offer:

  • Abortion pill delivery by mail
  • Clinicians licensed in other countries
  • Generic medicines from other countries
  • Basic medical screening (virtual)
  • Check the provider’s website for more information
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Community Support Networks

These services offer:

  • Free abortion pill delivery by mail
  • Generic pills often repackaged in plastic baggies
  • Pills provided by volunteer networks who ship from within the U.S.
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Websites That Sell Pills

These sites offer:

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A note about ordering from these sites:

Plan C tested all the websites listed here by buying pills from them. Each of these sites shipped pills to us at our home addresses. They are not scams, but we do not operate these sites and cannot guarantee they will be reliable in the future. See our FAQ for more information about how these websites work.

Learn more about potential legal risks of accessing pills through alternative suppliers by reading our FAQ. You can also contact the free, confidential Repro Legal Helpline (online or at 844-868-2812) to discuss your specific situation.

IMPORTANT:

  • Online pill stores only supply one mifepristone pill plus one dose of misoprostol pills (4 pills). People who are more than 9 weeks pregnant may need additional misoprostol pills (4 or 8 pills) to complete the abortion. Many of these sites also sell packages of misoprostol pills (sometimes called Cytotec), which can be added to an order.
  • These sites may not follow strict digital security protocols. Many people use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) before visiting or ordering from online pill stores to protect their private information.

Another option is Aid Access, a digitally-secure, doctor-supported service that mails pills to all states and automatically includes extra misoprostol for people who are more than 9 weeks. They provide medical support and also offer discounts. For more information, see the Telehealth Services section above.

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Private Emma

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$135
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The cost is 105 British Pounds, which is about $135 USD.

Delivery
3-4 days
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Abortion pills (mifepristone + misoprostol)
Abortion pills (mifepristone + misoprostol)
Online consultation by form
Online consultation by form
Get pills in advance
Get pills in advance
AP1, OC1, AD1,
Financial Support
Accepts some insurance plans
Accepts some insurance plans
Accepts Medicaid
Accepts Medicaid
Offers sliding scale pricing
Offers sliding scale pricing
Can help connect with abortion funds
Can help connect with abortion funds
Details
For pregnancies up to 12 weeks
For pregnancies up to 12 weeks
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This service states that it is a telehealth service that does a medical screening with mailed abortion pills (often called MTP kits or Mifegest Kit). The pills we received had the same active ingredients as in the FDA-approved abortion pills available through US clinics, but the manufacturers are not certified or inspected by the FDA. Our laboratory testing of similar products received from online pharmacies found them to be real products of acceptable quality.

After completing a brief medical history, expect to be contacted about payment (in British Pounds, so you may be charged a small currency conversion fee). Instructions sent by email. Email them to discuss discounted pricing, if needed.

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MTP Kit

Online pill store
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$170
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This includes "USPS Express Shipping ( Delivery in 3 - 5 Days)" shipping.

Delivery
8 days
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We used "Express Shipping ( Delivery in 3 - 5 Days)" shipping

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Abortion pills (mifepristone + misoprostol)
Abortion pills (mifepristone + misoprostol)
Online consultation by form
Online consultation by form
Get pills in advance
Get pills in advance
AP1, AD1
Financial Support
No financial assistance availableNo financial assistance available
No financial assistance available
Accepts some insurance plans
Accepts some insurance plans
Accepts Medicaid
Accepts Medicaid
Offers sliding scale pricing
Offers sliding scale pricing
Can help connect with abortion funds
Can help connect with abortion funds
Details
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Website that states that it sells abortion pills (often called MTP kits or Mifegest Kit). The pills we received had the same active ingredients as in the FDA-approved abortion pills available through US clinics, but the manufacturers are not certified or inspected by the FDA. Our laboratory testing of similar products received from online pharmacies found them to be real products of acceptable quality.

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Medside 24

Online pill store
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Price
$175
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We paid by debit card.

Delivery
3 days
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May need to sign for delivery

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All
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Abortion pills (mifepristone + misoprostol)
Abortion pills (mifepristone + misoprostol)
Online consultation by form
Online consultation by form
Get pills in advance
Get pills in advance
AP1, AD1
Financial Support
No financial assistance availableNo financial assistance available
No financial assistance available
Accepts some insurance plans
Accepts some insurance plans
Accepts Medicaid
Accepts Medicaid
Offers sliding scale pricing
Offers sliding scale pricing
Can help connect with abortion funds
Can help connect with abortion funds
Details

May have to sign for delivery

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Online pharmacy that states that it sells abortion pills (often called MTP kits or Mifegest Kit). The pills we received had the same active ingredients as in the FDA-approved abortion pills available through US clinics, but the manufacturers are not certified or inspected by the FDA. Our laboratory testing of similar products received from online pharmacies found them to be real products of acceptable quality.

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Safe Pharmacy

Online pill store
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Price
$198
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This includes "Express Shipping ( Delivery in 3 - 6 Days)" shipping.

Delivery
2 days
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We used "Express Shipping ( Delivery in 3 - 6 Days)" shipping

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Abortion pills (mifepristone + misoprostol)
Abortion pills (mifepristone + misoprostol)
Online consultation by form
Online consultation by form
Get pills in advance
Get pills in advance
AP1, AD1
Financial Support
No financial assistance availableNo financial assistance available
No financial assistance available
Accepts some insurance plans
Accepts some insurance plans
Accepts Medicaid
Accepts Medicaid
Offers sliding scale pricing
Offers sliding scale pricing
Can help connect with abortion funds
Can help connect with abortion funds
Details
Down caratVisit website

Website that states that it sells abortion pills (often called MTP kits or Mifegest Kit). The pills we received had the same active ingredients as in the FDA-approved abortion pills available through US clinics, but the manufacturers are not certified or inspected by the FDA. Our laboratory testing of similar products received from online pharmacies found them to be real products of acceptable quality.

Mail Forwarding

Row of virtual mailboxes used to receive abortion pills by mail though mail forwarding.

People who live in states with restrictive laws are still accessing at-home abortion pills by using creative options like:

  • mail forwarding services
  • driving across state borders, or
  • using General Delivery post office addresses.

If you have legal questions about these routes of access,  you can contact the free, confidential Repro Legal Helpline (online or at 844-868-2812).

In-Person Clinics in or near Iowa

To find the nearest in-person abortion pill provider to Iowa, use one of these search tools:

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Connect with a doctor through the M+A (Miscarriage + Abortion) Hotline, a free and confidential service.

The M+A Hotline does not sell abortion pills

The M+A Hotline
Call or text: 833-246-2632

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