If you find yourself facing an unplanned pregnancy, it is important to know that you are not alone and have options. You may be considering abortion as one of your options and likely are wondering how much it costs to have an abortion. Our goal is to give you all the information that you need in order to make an educated decision regarding your next steps.
In this blog, we will discuss how much an abortion costs in Pennsylvania, as well as Pennsylvania abortion laws and more. If you have additional questions about abortion not mentioned in this blog, please reach out to us today to schedule a free appointment. Our center offers non-judgmental advice in a compassionate, confidential setting.
Factors that affect abortion costs
The cost of your abortion procedure will go up depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy. Within 10 weeks of pregnancy, the abortion pill starts at $450 and can be up to $1,000. Surgical abortions in the first trimester, up to 13 weeks of pregnancy, can cost up to $1,500. Costs vary for abortions over 13 weeks, but the cost increases as the pregnancy progress further. Abortion laws in Pennsylvania permit abortion procedures up to 24 weeks from your last menstrual period. After 24 or more weeks of pregnancy, abortion is only permitted if the woman’s life or health is endangered.
Abortion pill vs. surgical abortion
If you are 5 to 10 weeks pregnant, you have the option of using the abortion pill method. The starting cost of this procedure is $450. Many advise having extra money for ibuprofen, Benadryl, anti-nausea medicine, and other medication you will need to ease the symptoms associated with the abortion pill.
What you need to do before having an abortion?
First, you will need to confirm your pregnancy. You can come into our clinic for a free pregnancy test and ultrasound to confirm how far along you are. You will then need to attend a state-mandated counseling session as required by the PA Abortion Control Act.
PA Abortion Control Act
The PA Abortion Control Act requires those who perform abortions to provide a woman information about the gestation of her baby, the dangers of abortion for her health, and alternatives available to her, including financial assistance. The woman must take a 24-hour period to reflect before the procedure can be done. The woman has the right to refuse any or all of the information, but it must be made available to her.
This also requires minors to have parental consent to have an abortion. This parent must attend the information meeting with the minor to provide their consent and receive information about the procedure.
Is abortion right for me?
You may be wondering whether having an abortion is the right decision for your unique situation. If you are considering abortion, you owe it to yourself to learn about the different types of procedures, risks and more before making a final decision.
We are here for you every step of the way. North Care Women’s Clinic can provide you with resources and information about abortion. We’re also here to listen to how you feel and support you through the decision-making process as well.
Consider making a free and confidential appointment at our clinic today.
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