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Abortion Care

Planned Parenthood North Central States believes that everyone deserves access to care – no matter who you are or where you live. We offer abortion care in Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska. Please call to make an appointment.

If you have questions or you’re seeking an abortion in another state, you can speak to an expert provider at Planned Parenthood, or find another trusted abortion care provider at AbortionFinder.org.

Is abortion still legal in Iowa?

Yes, abortion is still legal in Iowa – but timing is very important. An early abortion ban could soon go into effect. The law will make abortion legal up until cardiac activity is detected. This is usually around six weeks into pregnancy but could be earlier or later. We will continue to provide abortions in Iowa in compliance with the law, after it goes into effect.

If you think you may need an abortion, we recommend you call us right away. Call 1.800.230.7526 to learn about your options and get connected with the care you need.

Need help navigating the new complicated abortion care system? We can help. 

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Is abortion still legal in my state?

Abortion access is changing in our region, including how far along into a pregnancy you can access abortion care. Learn more about access in your state. 

In-Clinic Abortion

In-clinic abortions are safe, simple medical procedures provided by doctors and nurses at a health center. Call 1.800.230.7526 to schedule your appointment.

  • Procedural (surgical) abortion removes a pregnancy from your uterus. There are a couple of kinds of in-clinic abortion procedures.
  • Abortion Pill (medication abortion) is a safe and effective way to end an early pregnancy. Some restrictions may apply based on the state in which you live. 

Remote Abortion

Our telehealth services make abortion care more accessible with the same level of care, comfort, and safety as a traditional medication abortion (also known as the "abortion pill"). This service is currently available to patients with a Minnesota address.

During your telehealth visit, you will have an online video visit with one of our expert providers. After you complete your online visit, the medication will be shipped to the Minnesota mailing address you provide. 

To schedule your appointment, call 1.800.230.7526

Abortion Care Frequently Asked Questions

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.

If you need an abortion, call 1.800.230.7526 to learn about your options and get connected with the care you need. 

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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. If you live in Minnesota, you may qualify for Medicaid coverage that can help with all pregnancy options.

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.

Parental Notifications Laws

Want to discuss your options? Chat with a health educator right now.

Chat online or text "PPNOW" to 774636 (PPINFO) to get answers about pregnancy, birth control, emergency contraception, STDs, and abortion. 

Standard message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to quit at anytime, and HELP for info.


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