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No matter what lies ahead, your health is our number one priority. We offer a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services including abortion care, birth control visits, LGBTQ+ care, STD care, and more. 

Iowa Health Center Locations

**Health centers that offer abortion care.

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Can I still get an abortion in Iowa? 

Yes. Abortion is still safe and legal in the U.S.

Even though the House Joint Resolution 5 amendment passed the house and senate in the 2021 legislative session, it's a long process. The amendment will need to pass the house and senate again in either the 2023 or 2024 legislative sessions. If that happens, the amendment will then be put on the ballot for voters to decide in November 2024.

What does Iowa’s proposed constitutional amendment on abortion mean for me?

Abortion is still safe and legal in the U.S. today.  A bill that would amend Iowa’s constitution to take away the right to abortion passed its first hurdle this year.  This is the first time that the legislature is proposing to remove rights from the state constitution, instead of protecting them.  The earliest the proposed amendment would be put to voters on the ballot is in 2024. 

Get the facts about abortion.

Medication Abortion

Medication abortion, (the abortion pill), works up to 10 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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Telemedicine Abortion

Telemedicine makes abortion care more accessible with the same level of care, comfort, and safety as a traditional medication abortion.

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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, 3 in 10 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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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.

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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