On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court removed the constitutional right to abortion and opened the door for politicians and state governments to interfere in our most personal health care decisions. This can be scary and confusing, but Planned Parenthood is here to help you understand how these laws might affect your ability to get care.
Abortion is still legal in Michigan, and Planned Parenthood health centers are still open to provide a full range of sexual and reproductive health care services, including abortion. Our health centers — with supportive doctors, nurses, and expert staff — continue to provide the care and resources you've come to rely on.
A 101 Guide to Abortion
Everyone deserves accurate, nonjudgmental information about essential health care. Planned Parenthood of Michigan’s 101 Guide to Abortion zine empowers its readers with 40 pages of information, resources, and activities.
We offer medication abortion at all Michigan health centers and via telehealth appointments. Medication abortion (also called the abortion pill) is a safe and effective way to end an early pregnancy. It involves taking two different medicines — mifepristone and misoprostol (both must be taken while you are in the state of Michigan) — and is available at PPMI up to 11 weeks gestation. The administration of these medications causes the abortion; no procedure is involved.
We also offer in-clinic abortion procedures at the Kalamazoo, Flint, and Power Family (Ann Arbor) health centers. Learn more information about the abortion services PPMI offers.
Yes! If clinically appropriate, patients within the state of Michigan can receive a medication abortion (the abortion pill) via a telehealth visit. If a telehealth appointment is not appropriate in your circumstances, you can still have a medication abortion by scheduling an in-person visit at any Planned Parenthood of Michigan health center. Call 800-230-7526 to find out which option is best for you.
Click here for more information on telehealth medication abortion services.
Yes. To have an abortion in Michigan, you must complete state-mandated counseling and consent paperwork at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. You can do this online or stop by any Planned Parenthood of Michigan health center to complete the paperwork in-person. Click here to access the informed consent information.
You should be aware that these materials were created by the State of Michigan through legislation drafted by anti-abortion groups — not by the medical professionals at Planned Parenthood. As the most trusted name in reproductive health care, we do not believe that all of the information on the forms is unbiased or medically accurate. If you have any questions about any of the information you view on that website, please call Planned Parenthood at 800-230-7526.
If you are 18 years or older, you will need a picture ID that clearly states your date of birth. If you are under the age of 18 with parental consent, you will need a copy of your birth certificate, your guardian’s picture ID, and your picture or school ID. If you are under the age of 18 with a judicial bypass, you will need all paperwork provided by the judge and a picture or school ID.
Minors (under age 18) must provide written consent from at least one legal guardian to have an abortion. If a legal guardian is not available or refuses to give their consent, or if the minor does not want to seek the consent of a legal guardian, the minor may ask a court for a waiver of parental consent, also known as a judicial bypass.
Planned Parenthood of Michigan accepts cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover cards, cashier’s checks, and money orders. We also accept Apple Pay and Google Pay. We are not able to accept starter checks or American Express. Payment is due for all services at the time of the visit.
For those choosing medication abortion (the abortion pill), PPMI can prescribe over-the-counter non-narcotic pain medication.
In-clinic abortion patients have several options for managing discomfort. These include pills or medications administered through an IV.
Accessing abortion care
Planned Parenthood of Michigan has a team of abortion navigators who can help you plan for your visit. They can help in accessing financial assistance and coordinate travel to obtain safe and legal abortion care. They can also provide guidance around Michigan’s 24-hour consent law, parental consent for minors, or judicial bypass.
If you need financial or logistical help accessing abortion care, please contact our abortion navigation team by email.