Almost one million women in the U.S. have an abortion every year. Federal and state laws, and insurance company policies decide if women have coverage for abortion services. If you don’t have insurance you will need to pay for these services. The cost varies depending on location, facility, how far along you are in the pregnancy and type of procedure. The average cost of an abortion at 10 weeks is $500. The average cost of an abortion at 20 weeks is $1195. The vast majority (~90%) of abortions are performed in the first 3 months (weeks 1-12) of pregnancy.
Can I get financial help to pay for my abortion?
Most clinics will not perform an abortion for free, except in very unique and compelling circumstances. There are some national funding networks that might be able to help you with the cost of your abortion. Go to the following websites for more information: National Network of Abortion Funds
I’m on Medicaid. Will that program pay for my abortion?
If your pregnancy is a result of rape, incest of your life is in danger because of the pregnancy Medicaid should pay for your abortion. But laws are changing all the time. There are currently 19 states that allow Medicaid to pay for abortions in other circumstances. Check with your clinic to see if they accept Medicaid or if they offer a discount to Medicaid patients in states where the program will not pay for an abortion.