Is there a clear-cut answer to how much an abortion costs? The short answer, no. Long answer, abortion costs vary based on location, types of service, and insurance providers. We want to help you understand these variable costs as well as any other abortion questions you may have. You should never feel alone when gathering all the information about your abortion and pregnancy options. At Rockville Women’s Center, we have done all the leg work for you!
Morning After Pill
Contrary to popular belief, the morning after pill is not the same as the abortion pill. The morning pill can be purchased at a drug store and taken within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse. It can cost between $35 and $60 depending on the brand you choose. Insurance plans vary, and they may or may not cover part or the entirety of the cost of the morning after pill. You should talk to your insurance provider to make sure you know what may be covered.
The abortion pill is actually a combination of two separate drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol. These two pills are given at separate times during your abortion and with the supervision of a medical doctor. It can be covered by insurance because it is considered a reproductive health procedure. This procedure can cost between $300 and $800 but due to the two visits to your doctor’s office, you may have additional office visit costs to pay.
The medical procedures that occur later in the pregnancy will be more expensive. Insurance may play a role in the payment, but it may not cover the whole cost and it will vary depending on the specific plan you have. Before you have any medical procedure done, you should call your insurance provider to ensure you know what is covered and what is not. Surgical abortions require much more time and are a more labor-intensive process for doctors which is why it is by far the most expensive abortion option. Depending on the length of a pregnancy and a doctor’s discretion, surgical abortions cost anywhere between $300 and $2,000 dollars.
How Do I Decide?
The different abortion options depend on how far along you are in your pregnancy. The morning after pill can only be effective if taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex. The abortion pill is generally taken within the first 7 weeks of pregnancy. There are two different types of surgical abortion: aspiration, and dilation and evacuation. Aspiration can be performed from 6-16 weeks and D & E is performed after 16 weeks of pregnancy.
Cost and timing are not the only variables you should consider when seeking an abortion. There are many factors that you should include in your decision-making process. At Rockville Women’s Center, we want to help walk this journey with you and make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed and confident decision. At your no-cost consultation, we can help you consider all the options you have available and make sure you feel empowered by your choices. To schedule your no-cost pre-abortion consultation, contact us today.