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Does an abortion hurt?

Yes, it can.

Every type of abortion is a medical procedure.  Medical procedures almost always come with risks and potential complications.  This is not a decision that you should make without all of the information.

When thinking “I want to get an abortion,” it’s natural to wonder about what physical pain might be involved.

Because every individual is different, the question ‘Does an Abortion Hurt?’ is a difficult question to answer definitively.

The types and intensity of pain vary, based on

  • whether it is a surgical or medication abortion (Considering Abortion?)
  • how far along the pregnancy has progressed, and
  • the individual’s pain threshold or level of tolerance.

With any type of abortion (medical or surgical), there will be bleeding, cramping, possible nausea and vomiting.  This can be for a day or several days.

Three Questions to Ask Before Getting an Abortion

Before proceeding with an abortion, you need to answer three critical questions:

  1. Am I really pregnant?
  2. How far along am I?
  3. Do I have an STD?

Proceeding with an abortion without having these critical questions answered Link (Why RWC?), may cause you unnecessary expense and pain.

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How much does an abortion cost?

The cost of an abortion depends upon how far along you are in the pregnancy.

  • Medical abortions start at $425 to $475 and can be used up to 10 weeks gestation, and may require a surgical abortion to complete the process.
  • Surgical abortions up to 13 weeks can start at $550. Surgical abortions after 13 weeks vary widely in costs but can average $1,600 and up.
  • Surgical abortions up to 21 weeks can cost over $2,000. Third trimester abortions are quoted individually but can cost between $5,000 and $8,000.

If you are considering abortion, it is critical to know exactly how far along you are in the pregnancy.  Schedule an Initial Consultation to provide you with all of the information you need to make this decision.


All of Rockville Women’s Center pregnancy services are completely free. We are a non-profit organization. We’ve intentionally structured our organization so we don’t make money on any pregnancy decision that you make.

That means we can provide unbiased information without a financial conflict of interest. And we’ll do it in a caring, non-judgmental way.

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Should I get an abortion?

This is a question that requires a very individualized answer.  There is no “one type” answer to this.  Every pregnancy is faced with only three alternatives – abortion, adoption or parenting.  All three options come with pros and cons and ONLY YOU can make that decision.

Making the decision of how to proceed with your pregnancy should not just be based on the immediate situation.  Each decision carries not only physical, but emotional and spiritual consequences.

You owe it to yourself to have all of these options clearly outlined for you so you can make an informed decision.

Because we do not charge for our services, you can have peace of mind that our information is factual and unbiased, unlike other providers who are financially motivated to steer you.

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Where can I get an abortion?

You can do a Google search and land on many clinics that offer abortion services.  You can go to the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood and easily make an appointment.

While you are doing that search, also search the reviews.

You will find, in many, many cases, women complaining of being rushed, pressured, and services not being offered until payment was made.

Pregnancy decisions are too important to leave your experience to a rushed, clinical conversation and a waiting room where you feel like a number.

84% of American women who had abortions said that they did not receive adequate counseling beforehand.  64% felt pressured by others.

Abortionists only profit from one of your pregnancy options, and are incentivized to make abortion seem like the best choice.

Rockville Women’s Center exists to help you make an informed decision based on facts about pregnancy, parenting, abortion and adoption.

We inform, YOU decide.

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