Abortion in Lincoln, NE
We offer the following abortion services:
If your last period was more than 11 weeks ago, read about our in-clinic abortion services below.
Abortion pill (medication abortion) services are available by appointment only.
If you want, we can follow up with you to make sure your abortion worked and that you are well. In the unlikely event that you are still pregnant, you may need another dose of medicine or to have an in-clinic abortion to end the pregnancy.
We’ll also give you after-care instructions and a phone number you can call with any questions or concerns.
If your last period started more than 16 weeks and 6 days ago, we can help connect you to other abortion options in your area.
In-clinic abortions are available by appointment only.
If you take any medicines, please continue to take them normally before your appointment or bring them with you on the day of your appointment.
If you have asthma, bring an inhaler if you have one.
If you desire medication to help make your in-clinic abortion more comfortable, you must have a responsible companion with you to help you get home safely.
If you want, you can choose to be sedated with medicine to help you relax during your in-clinic abortion.
When you choose an abortion service at our health center, you may also receive the following: a pregnancy test a chance to speak with a trained staff person about all of your choices: abortion, adoption, and parenting a conversation with the health care provider about your health history lab tests/blood work a pelvic exam an ultrasound medicines to make the abortion more comfortable medicines if you are Rh negative antibiotics birth control information a birth control method (if you want one) post-abortion follow-up exams
At times there may be protesters outside of the health center. We suggest you avoid interaction with them. Learn more about protesters at health centers.
Please do not bring children with you to the health center.
Nebraska Revised Statute Section 28-327 requires a woman wait at least 24 hours prior to the performance of an abortion (only applicable to Nebraska clinics). At Planned Parenthood, women making an appointment for an abortion will be required to listen to a recording that provides then with the following information:
The statute mandates that a woman is to be informed 1) about the particular medical risks associated with the abortion procedure, the risk of infection, hemorrhage, and effect on future fertility and infertility; 2) about the medical risks associated with continuing her pregnancy to term; 3) concerning the name of the physician who will perform the abortion; 4) that medical assistance benefits may be available for prenatal care, childbirth and neonatal care; 5) that her male partner is liable to assist in the support of her potential child; 6) that she has a right to review the printed material produced by the Department of Health about abortion and abortion alternatives.
Please also read below about state laws and parental consent regulations.
It is the philosophy of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland to encourage adolescents to involve their parents in their decisions about an unplanned pregnancy, realizing that some adolescent women face difficult family situations and will decide that parental involvement is not in their best interests.
The Nebraska Parental Consent Act, Nebraska Revised Statute, Section 71-6901, et seq, applies to young women under the age of 18. Nebraska state law requires that a young woman under age 18 obtain consent of one parent or legal guardian of her plan to have an abortion. The law contains a provision for legal waiver of the notification process. A minor can comply with this state statute in one of three ways:
1. The young woman can obtain consent from her parent/legal guardian by:
a. Having a parent/legal guardian accompany her to the clinic the day of the abortion procedure to sign the "Parental Consent" form. This documentation will be notarized prior to procedure at the health center.
b. Having her parent/legal guardian stop by either clinic location prior to her scheduled procedure to complete the form. This documentation will be notarized after the signature has been obtained at the health center.
2. The young woman can seek a waiver of consent legally ("Judicial Bypass") pursuant to State Statutes before a district court judge, separate juvenile court judge, or county judge in order to be granted permission to proceed with the abortion without obtaining consent from a parent/legal guardian. Planned Parenthood staff will locate an attorney to assist the young woman with this process.
Please also read above about mandatory state waiting periods for abortion services.
Please contact this health center for abortion services pricing information.
Payment is expected at time of service unless other arrangements have been made.
Abortion services may be covered by your insurance. If you want to use your insurance, please be sure to have your insurance information at the time of your visit.
If you don’t have insurance and need help paying for your abortion, call us. We may be able to help you with financial assistance. You can also go to AbortionFunds.org for financial help.
Before your abortion, our expert and caring staff will discuss all of your pregnancy options with you to help you make sure abortion is the best decision for you. We’ll also talk with you about your health history to make sure we’re providing the best care for you.