Abortion is a safe and legal way for women to end pregnancy.
There are two kinds of abortion in the U.S. — in-clinic abortion and the abortion pill. Abortions are very common. In fact, more than 1 out of 3 women in the U.S. have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old.
If you are pregnant, you have options. If you are trying to decide if abortion is the right choice for you, you probably have many things to think about. Learning the facts about abortion may help you in making your decision. You may also want to learn more about parenting and adoption.
Only you can decide what is best for you. But we are here to help. Planned Parenthood services vary by location and not all our health centers provide abortion services. Health centers that do not provide abortion services provide information about abortion. A staff member at your local Planned Parenthood health center can discuss abortion and all of your options with you and help you find the services you need.
If you are under 18, your state may require one or both of your parents to give permission for your abortion or be told of your decision prior to the abortion. However, in most states you can ask a judge to excuse you from these requirements. Learn more about parental consent for abortion.