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Abortion is a safe and legal way to end pregnancy.


There are two kinds of abortion in the U.S. — in-clinic abortion and the abortion pill.

The abortion pill is a medicine that ends an early pregnancy. In general, it is used up to 10 weeks after the first day of a woman's last period.

In-clinic abortion is a safe and effective medical procedure to end pregnancy that can be used up to 18 weeks and 6 days after the first day of a woman's last period.

Abortions are very common. In fact, 3 out of 10 women in the U.S. have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old.

If you are pregnant, you have options. If you are trying to decide if abortion is the right choice for you, you probably have many things to think about. Learning the facts about abortion may help you in making your decision. You may also want to learn more about parenting and adoption.

Parental Consent Laws

In Rhode Island, women under 18 seeking an abortion must have the permission of at least one parent or guardian, or ask a judge to waive this requirement. Connecticut does not have a parental notification requirement. 

Only you can decide what is best for you. But we are here to help. A staff member at your local Planned Parenthood health center can discuss abortion and all of your options with you and help you find the services you need.

Call 800-230-PLAN (7526) for more information
or to make an appointment.