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Q: What is the status of abortion in Delaware? Is abortion legal in Delaware?

A: Abortion remains legal in Delaware despite the Supreme Court decision, as the state legislature has codified protections into law here. You have the right to obtain an abortion up to viability in Delaware. More information on abortion services from PPDE can be found at https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-delaware/patients/abortion-services.

Q: Is PPDE providing abortions for residents from other states?

A: Yes. PPDE is here for all who need abortion care.

Q: How much does an abortion cost? What insurances do you take? Can I get financial assistance?

A: You can find the answers to your financial questions at https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-delaware/patients/insurance-payment.

Q: Is abortion safe?

A: Yes. Despite the mis- and disinformation floating around, abortion is a very safe medical procedure. It is also quite common – about a quarter of U.S. women will have an abortion by age 45. You can visit https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/abortion/considering-abortion/what-facts-about-abortion-do-i-need-know to learn more.

Q: I heard medication abortion was banned. Is this true?

A: A federal judge on April 7 ruled that the Food and Drug Administration's approval of mifepristone, one of two medications used in medication abortions, was wrong. He struck down this approval, although the decision didn't take effect immediately. Currently, restrictions on mifepristone have been stayed by the Supreme Court. This is an unprecedented and politically motivated decision by anti-abortion activists. Mifepristone is highly safe and effective and has been used by more than 5 million people in the U.S. since the FDA approved it more than 20 years ago. It has allowed patients to make their own private medical decisions and has expanded access to reproductive health care. Misoprostol, the other drug that is used in medication abortions, is not impacted by this ruling. Fortunately, it can be used on its own to terminate a pregnancy. It is still safe and effective — it's just more uncomfortable for patients, with a higher likelihood of cramps and diarrhea. Planned Parenthood of Delaware will continue providing both types of abortion care, using mifepristone for medication abortions.

Q: I want to help people affected by the Supreme Court decision overturning the nationwide right to abortion. What can I do?

A: If you’re looking for ways to help people affected by the Supreme Court’s decision, local abortion funds and similar organizations who support abortion access are a good place to start. They provide resources for patients who face barriers to care. Some steps include: