Medication abortion, also known as the abortion pill, is an option up to 10 weeks of pregnancy. A patient takes two FDA-approved medications and can usually have their abortion in the privacy of their own home.
Surgical abortion is a simple, safe, outpatient medical procedure provided by trained, licensed doctors and nurses in a health center. In Iowa, surgical abortion is available up to 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Abortion via Telemedicine
In Iowa, medication abortion is accessible through telemedicine. The patient is seen in a health center by a medical team and consults with the physician via a private, secure video-conferencing platform.
Where can I get an abortion in Iowa?
In Iowa, abortion is available at five Planned Parenthood health centers:
- Cedar Falls
- Council Bluffs
- Des Moines – Rosenfield
- Iowa City
Abortion is also provided at these outside locations:
- Emma Goldman Clinic (Iowa City)
- University of Iowa Hospitals
- Some UnityPoint Health locations
Or call 1-800-230-7526