AVAILABILITY AND HOW TO PREPARE
The abortion pill (also known as a medication abortion) is offered up to 11 weeks after the first day of your last menstrual period. It is a safe and effective way of ending an early pregnancy.
If your last period was more than 11 weeks ago, read about our in-clinic abortion services below.
Abortion pill (medication abortion) services are available by appointment only.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT
Plan to be at the health center for 2-3 hour(s) for your entire visit.
Your appointment will include the opportunity to ask questions & discuss birth control options.
If you want, we can follow up with you to make sure your abortion worked and that you are well. In the unlikely event that you are still pregnant, you may need another dose of medicine or to have an in-clinic abortion to end the pregnancy.
We’ll also give you after-care instructions and a phone number you can call with any questions or concerns.
In-clinic abortionis offered up to 19 weeks and 6 days after the first day of your last menstrual period.
If your last period started more than 18 weeks and 6 days ago, we can help connect you to other abortion options in your area.
In-clinic abortions are available by appointment only.
PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
If you take any medicines, please continue to take them normally before your appointment or bring them with you on the day of your appointment.
If you have asthma, bring an inhaler if you have one.
If you desire medication to help make your in-clinic abortion more comfortable, you must have a responsible companion with you to help you get home safely.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT
If you want, you can choose to be sedated with medicine to help you relax during your in-clinic abortion.
Plan to be at the health center for 4-5 hour(s) for your entire visit for an in-clinic abortion.
When you choose an abortion service at our health center, you may also receive the following: a pregnancy test a chance to speak with a trained staff person about all of your choices: abortion, adoption, and parenting a conversation with the health care provider about your health history lab tests/blood work a pelvic exam an ultrasound medicines to make the abortion more comfortable medicines if you are Rh negative antibiotics birth control information a birth control method (if you want one)post-abortion follow-up exams
At times there may be protesters outside of the health center. We suggest you avoid interaction with them. This health center offers escorts to walk you inside to your appointment. Learn more about protesters at health centers.
Please do not bring children with you to the health center.
Rhode Island Requirements
RI St. 23-4.7-6:
An abortion shall not be performed upon an unmarried or unemancipated minor unless the consent of both the pregnant woman and at least one of her parents is obtained.
The pregnant minor's parents shall consider only their child's best interests.
If both parents are unavailable to the physician within a reasonable time and in a reasonable manner, consent of the guardian is sufficient.
If neither of her parents nor her guardian agree to consent to the performance of an abortion, or if she elects not to seek the consent of either of her parents/guardian, a judge of the family court shall authorize a physician to perform the abortion if the judge determines that the pregnant minor is mature and capable of giving informed consent to the proposed abortion.
If the judge determines that the pregnant woman is not mature, but that the performance of an abortion would be in her best interests, the judge shall authorize the abortion.
Proceedings in the family court must be confidential. The minor will meet with a counselor to complete paperwork and discuss what will happen in court.
When the paperwork is submitted to the court, a court date will be set.
The counselor will go to court with the minor and meet with the guardian appointed by the court.
The guardian will go over questions the judge will want answered.
After court, the minor will meet with the counselor to make an appointment and go over what happens during the procedure.
Please contact this health center for abortion services pricing information.
Payment is expected at time of service unless other arrangements have been made.
Abortion services may be covered by your insurance. If you want to use your insurance, please be sure to have your insurance information at the time of your visit.
If you don’t have insurance and need help paying for your abortion, call us. We may be able to help you with financial assistance. You can also go to AbortionFunds.org for financial help.
Additional Abortion Support
Before your abortion, our expert and caring staff will discuss all of your pregnancy options with you to help you make sure abortion is the best decision for you. We’ll also talk with you about your health history to make sure we’re providing the best care for you.
No food after midnight, including gum and candy.
Financial assistance may be available.