How much does an abortion cost?
By Attia @ Planned Parenthood | April 29, 2022, 3:14 p.m.
Category: Abortion, Ask the Experts
Updated November, 2022
The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which means that states can now ban abortion. Some states have banned abortion or created lots of restrictions. But abortion is NOT banned nationwide. Abortion is still legal in many states, and it's legal to go to a different state to get an abortion.
Laws about abortion continue to change. You can find more information about laws in your state and how to get an abortion at abortionfinder.org.
The cost of abortion varies depending on many things like:
- The type of abortion you need
- How far along your pregnancy is
- The state or health center where you get care
- Whether you have health insurance (private or government insurance like Medicaid) that will help pay for your abortion
- Whether you can get other types of financial assistance to help cover the cost of your abortion
Abortion pills (AKA medication abortion) can cost up to around $800, but it’s often less. The average cost at Planned Parenthood is around $580.
An in-clinic abortion can cost up to around $800 in the first trimester, but it’s often less. The average cost of a first trimester in-clinic abortion at Planned Parenthood is about $600. The cost of a second trimester abortion at Planned Parenthood varies depending on how many weeks pregnant you are. The average ranges from about $715 earlier in the second trimester to $1,500-2,000 later in the second trimester.
Your abortion may be free or low-cost with health insurance. But coverage for abortion varies depending on a lot of factors, like the laws where you live, what type of insurance you have, and the reason you need an abortion. You can call your insurance provider directly to find out their policies. Your nearest Planned Parenthood health center or other abortion provider can give you more information about the cost of abortion, and whether your insurance can help lower the cost.
The professionals at Planned Parenthood will work to get you the services you need, whether or not you have insurance. Our staff can also let you know if there is financial assistance available for your abortion and other related costs, like transportation. If there's no Planned Parenthood health center near you, AbortionFinder.org can help you find a trustworthy abortion provider.
Abortion funds may be available to help you pay for your abortion. Abortion funds may also offer help with transportation, lodging, childcare, and other resources you may need to access abortion. The National Network of Abortion Funds connects people with organizations that can provide financial and logistical support for people getting abortions in the U.S. Just keep in mind that you need to already have an appointment scheduled in order to search for funding.