The news of the June 24 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court can be confusing. Know this: abortion is legal in Michigan and you have a right abortion services in this state.
Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPMI) offers unbiased, accurate information about the options available for pregnancy termination.
Abortion pill (medication abortion)
The abortion pill can be taken up to the 11th week of pregnancy. No procedure is involved. The administration of two medications causes the abortion; both medications must be taken while you are in the state of Michigan. Get more information about the abortion pill.
We provide the abortion pill at all of our health centers in Michigan.
If you have scheduled an appointment for the abortion pill, follow these instructions in planning for your visit.
In-clinic abortion procedure
In-clinic abortion procedures are offered through 19.6 weeks of pregnancy. This is an in-office, out-patient procedure. We are one of the few providers who also offer sedation if desired. Get more information about in-clinic abortion procedures.
If you have scheduled an appointment for an in-clinic abortion, follow these instructions in planning for your visit.
How far along am I?
There are two ways to date a pregnancy. Physicians often date a pregnancy from the first day of your last period. The second way to date a pregnancy is from the time of conception, which generally occurs two weeks after the first day of your last period. The required Informed Consent packet we will provide you has information based on dating your pregnancy from conception, which normally occurs two weeks after the first day of your last period.
What if I have questions for the clinical team before my appointment?
Unfortunately, we do not typically have clinical staff available to call and discuss care prior to your appointment. Your medical team will carefully review your history and preferences with you at the time of your visit, answering any questions you may have.
If you are concerned about your eligibility for care at PPMI due to a complex medical condition, please let our team know at the time of scheduling.
What must I do before my appointment?
Please be aware that Michigan law requires a 24-hour “waiting” period before either in-clinic abortion or the abortion pill. You will be required to review information from the state and sign a form stating that you have done so before the procedure can be done.
We encourage you to streamline this process by taking advantage of the State’s web page where you can view and download all the necessary forms. See the "Patient Forms" section below for the necessary information and forms.
Additionally, this information can be picked up at any of our health center locations at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment.
If you chose to have an abortion, we will provide you with birth control method information on the day of your abortion, or you may seek information from your private physician. Before you leave the health center, you also be provided with contact instructions in case of emergency.
What identification do I need?
If you are 18 years or older, bring a picture ID that clearly states your date of birth. We will not be able to provide services without it. If you are a minor (under the age of 18) with parental consent, we will need a copy of your birth certificate, parent’s picture ID, and your picture ID if you have one (school ID is OK). If you are a minor (under the age of 18) with a judicial bypass, we will need all paperwork provided by the judge and a picture ID if you have one (school ID is OK).
What payment methods are accepted?
Be prepared to pay the full balance at the appointment. If you are having a two-day procedure, payment in full is expected on the first day of your procedure. We accept cash, Visa, Master Card, Discover, and money orders. (We do not accept personal checks or American Express.) If you are using insurance coverage, we will need the policy information submitted before your appointment.
Financial assistance may be available. Please call 800-230-7526 for more information.
24-Hour Informed Consent Process
This information is required for your appointment. You must complete these steps AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT.
A. Pick up the informed consent information packet at one of our health centers, or
B. View the required informed consent information online and print the required informed consent confirmation form.
- Your informed consent confirmation form is only good for 2 weeks. Do not download and sign it more than two weeks before your scheduled procedure.
- Failure to print the informed consent confirmation form online (or to pick up the informed consent packet at a health center) will result in rescheduling your appointment.
- If you choose to email the informed consent confirmation form to yourself, please be sure to save it as a Portable Document Format (PDF) before emailing. This ensures that the date is accurate on the form.