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Abortion is legal until 12 weeks in Raleigh, NC

Abortion is legal in North Carolina, but isn't offered at this health center. To find out where you can get an abortion, check out the resources below or contact us at (919) 833-7526.

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Restrictions in North Carolina Icon Restrictions in North Carolina

The following abortion restrictions are currently in effect.

Parental Consent

This state requires you to get permission from one parent to have an abortion if you're under 18 years old. Please call to speak to our staff about the steps you need to take to get permission.

Judicial Bypass

You may be able to get a judge's permission to have an abortion without involving your parents. Your local Planned Parenthood health center can help you with that. You can also get support from the Judicial Bypass Helpline (by referring you to this website, Planned Parenthood is not providing, or intending to provide, any legal or medical advice). 

Two Trips Required

This state requires you to go to a state directed information appointment in person, wait for 72 hours, and then go back for another appointment for your abortion. This means you must make at least two trips to the health center.

Abortion options Icon Abortion options

There are two kinds of abortion — the abortion pill and in-clinic abortion. You can go to AbortionFinder.org to find trustworthy providers.

Abortion Pill

Abortion Pill Available up to 11 weeks

Medication abortion, also known as the abortion pill, is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy up to 11 weeks. You can visit a health center to get the pills, or get them mailed to you in some states.

In-Clinic Abortion

In-Clinic Abortion Available up to 24 weeks

A safe and effective procedure done at a health center by a nurse or doctor and trained support staff.

Travel and paying for an abortion Icon Travel and paying for an abortion

If you need to travel out of state for your abortion, you may be feeling overwhelmed. Planning your travel, lodging, and appointment(s) ahead of time can help reduce stress. Bringing along a trusted friend or family member for emotional support can also help.

Paying for an abortion: Find out if your insurance covers abortion by calling your health insurance provider. If not, Abortion funds may be able to help cover some of your costs. You have to book your abortion appointment before you can apply for abortion funds.

Emotional support Icon Emotional support

Having a range of emotions after an abortion is completely normal. All-Options and Exhale are both non-judgmental and private emotional support resources.

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Even if certain services are not available in your area, you still have options to seek care elsewhere.


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