Abortion Care at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York
We believe that everyone deserves access to safe, legal abortion care – no matter who you are or where you live. Planned Parenthood is here to provide expert care and non-judgmental support, no matter what decision you make.
You hold the power to make decisions that are best for you.
Abortion is still safe and legal in New York State. The Reproductive Health Act of 2019 secures the right to abortion in New York State despite the court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. That means all New Yorkers and people from out-of-state who seek health care services in New York State can legally access abortion.
Abortion is a very safe procedure, and it almost always works -- over 99% of the time. It's also very common. Overall, about 1 in 4 women in the U.S. will have an abortion by the time they’re 45 years old
Planned Parenthood leads the country with the most up-to-date medical standards and guidelines for health care, including abortion. We regularly review new medical research and get updates from groups like the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Having an unintended pregnancy is very common, and many people decide to have an abortion. Only you know what’s best for you, but good information and support can really help you make the decision that is best for your own health and well-being.
It’s important to take the time you need to make the best decision for you. It’s also a good idea to talk to a nurse or doctor as soon as you can so you can get the best medical care possible. The staff at your local Planned Parenthood clinic is always here to provide expert medical care and support, no matter what decision you make.
A judge may be able to excuse you from the parental notification requirement through a “judicial waiver.” It's important you contact us right away if you need a judicial waiver because we can answer your questions about it and it can take added time to get through the process.
The cost of abortion varies and depends on whether or not you have health insurance that will cover some or all of the cost. Your abortion may be free or low-cost with health insurance, but some insurance plans don’t cover abortions. You can call your insurance provider directly to find out their policies.
If you’re worried about cost, call us at 1-800-230-7526 to see if we can get you health care that you can afford.
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York's Patient Navigators can assist with navigating abortion funds to cover the costs of care, travel, and lodging, and payment and insurance options. Call 1-800-230-7526 to be connected to a Patient Navigator.
In addition, AbortionFinder.org is a digital state-by-state guide that allows you to locate abortion support resources and assistance in your area.
National Leaders in Sexual and Reproductive Health
Planned Parenthood leads the country with the most up-to-date medical standards and guidelines for sexual and reproductive health care. Millions across the country trust us to provide honest, unbiased information in a safe, supportive environment.