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 a girl can have an abortion without involving her parents. To find out more about the laws in your state, check out Parental Consent and Notification Laws, or contact your local 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. The cost of an in-clinic abortion ranges from about $350 to $900 for an in-clinic abortion in the first trimester. In general, an abortion costs more the longer you have been pregnant. And hospitals generally cost more than health centers.
The cost of the abortion pill usually ranges from $350 to $650. The cost may be more or less depending on where a woman goes to get the abortion pill and on whatever additional tests, visits, or exams are needed.
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 local Planned Parenthood health center.