If I want to get an abortion do I have to have my mom or dad present to get one? And are they free? If not how much do they cost?
If you’re under 18, your state may require one or both of your parents to give permission for you to have an abortion or be told of your decision to have an abortion before the procedure. Usually, judges in these states can decide if you can have an abortion without involving your parents. To find out more about the laws in your state, check out the parental consent and notification laws in your state, or contact your nearest Planned Parenthood health center.
The cost of an abortion depends on what kind of abortion you have, how long you’ve been pregnant, where you go for your abortion, and what your financial situation is. An in-clinic abortion costs up to $750 in the first trimester, and up to $1,500 later in pregnancy. In general, an abortion costs more the longer you have been pregnant. And hospitals generally cost more than health centers.
A medication abortion (AKA the abortion pill) can cost up to $750, but it’s often less.. The cost may be more or less depending on where you get the abortion pill and whether you need any additional tests, visits, or exams.
Teens are often able to get financial help for abortion services. Some health centers and hospitals offer sliding scale fees according to income. Some may also reduce the cost for young people. And sometimes Medicaid will cover the cost of an abortion procedure. To find out about abortion costs at a Planned Parenthood health center near you, contact your nearest Planned Parenthood health center.