If you are considering abortion, you may be wondering about the cost and whether or not you can afford it. We know there is a lot to consider, and navigating the world of insurance can be confusing with regards to coverage for abortion. We know this is a very stressful time for you and that finances may be tight already.
We are here to help and let you know about your options.
Will PA Medicaid Pay for Abortion?
No. Pennsylvania Medicaid will not cover most abortions. PA state law prohibits the public funding of abortion, except in the rare cases of endangerment, rape, or incest.
How Much Does an Abortion Cost?
An abortion could cost anywhere from $350 to $2,000 or more depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy. There is no exact cost for an abortion, but it depends on a few different factors. Abortion costs will vary depending on:
- What state you live in
- What type of abortion procedure you receive
- What type of health insurance you have
A medication abortion/the abortion pill option can typically costs around $350-$650 with insurance. A surgical abortion normally costs between $600-$2,000 with insurance. This all depends on where you live and what type of health insurance you have.
If you are local to our center, abortion laws in Pennsylvania allow 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.
Read more here: State Facts About Abortion: Pennsylvania | Guttmacher Institute
What to do Before an Abortion
A woman will want to confirm her pregnancy before moving forward with any type of abortion procedure. Through a medical-grade pregnancy test and ultrasound, she can find out how far along she is and if she has a viable pregnancy. This information could affect what type of abortion procedure she receives.
The PA Abortion Control Act requires that abortion providers give a woman all the information she needs 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 consider the information she has received before any procedures can be done. She has the right to refuse any or all of the information, but it must be made available to her.
This Act 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.
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