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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.

A Federal Court Ruling Threatens Access to a Safe, Effective Abortion Medication

A judge in Texas has just sided with anti-abortion groups in a lawsuit to take an abortion pill called mifepristone off the market. Learn more about how to take action at bansoffourbodies.org.

Approval of mifepristone is still protected as of now.

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York will continue to provide medication abortion, no matter what.

Abortion is health care, and it is still your legal right in New York State.

We continue to offer in-clinic abortion and medication abortion.

You can get the care you need.

Get the Facts about Abortion

Medication Abortion

Medication abortion, (the abortion pill), works up to 11 weeks of pregnancy. You can usually have your abortion in the privacy of your own home.

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In-Clinic Abortion

In-clinic abortions are safe, simple medical procedures provided by doctors and nurses at a health center.

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Is abortion legal in New York?

Yes. Abortion is still safe, legal and accessible at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York health centers and abortion clinics across New York state. 

Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, how does it impact the future of abortion access in New York?

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.

Is abortion safe?

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.

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Is abortion the right option for me?

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.

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What are my other options?

People who are pregnant have 3 options:

  • Parenting

  • Abortion

  • Adoption

Making a decision about a pregnancy is personal. Accurate information and support helps, but only you can know what’s best for you.

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When do I have to make a decision?

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.

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I'm under 18. Do I need my parent's permission?

Some states require parental notification for those under 18. To learn more about your local laws, you can call us at 1-800-230-7526 or reference this list of parental notification laws by state

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.

If you have questions, call 1-800-230-7526.

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How much does it cost to get an abortion?

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.

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I need financial support. What are my options?

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.  

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Abortion Clinics Near You

View Planned Parenthood health centers that provide abortion care and get the information you need to schedule an appointment. 

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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.