I live in Wisconsin and need an abortion.
What should I do?
Locate a provider out-of-state:
Schedule a Pregnancy Assessment & Ultrasound Dating Appointment:
If possible, schedule a Pregnancy Assessment and Ultrasound Dating appointment at PPWI to find out exactly how far along the pregnancy is. This is especially beneficial for patients who don't know the exact date of their last menstrual period.
Different abortion options (pills or in-clinic) and providers have different time limits for care. It's important to know how far along you are when booking an appointment to help ensure you will get the care you expected at your out-of-state appointment.
Pregnancy Assessement and Ultrasound Dating are currently available at the following health centers:
Important: Watch out for fake "Crisis Pregnancy Centers" offering free ultrasounds. They will mislead you about your abortion options.
Abortion types: in-clinic abortion and abortion pills
There are two ways of ending a pregnancy: in-clinic abortion and abortion pills. Both are safe and effective. You will need to travel to another state to receive either of these services. Learn more about abortion pills in Wisconsin.
For more information about accessing abortion pills via telehealth in another state go to justthepill.com*
What if I need financial assistance, or have more questions about accessing an abortion out-of-state?
Please contact our Abortion Patient Navigators by emailing [email protected] or call 414-289-3002.
Please do not contact a patient navigator unless you are a patient currently seeking an abortion. For information about how to volunteer, find events, donate to the Justice Fund, etc. please visit the Get Involved page. If you are a reporter, please visit our Newsroom page.
Finding and taking abortion pills to end a pregnancy outside of the health care system is called “self-managed abortion.” Legal abortion provided by a doctor or nurse is the most effective and best-studied way to have an abortion in the U.S., and decades of research show that it’s extremely safe and effective. While self-managed abortion hasn’t been studied as much, there are safe and effective ways to self-manage abortion with pills.
In the U.S., it’s illegal to give or get the abortion pills without a prescription. There are potential legal risks to buying abortion pills outside of the health care system. Plan C* has more information about the difference between getting an abortion from a doctor or nurse, like the staff at your local Planned Parenthood, and a self-managed abortion, including legal considerations.
Watch out for "Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs)"
It’s important to be aware of fake health centers — also known as crisis pregnancy centers — which may advertise abortion options, pregnancy counseling, free ultrasounds, etc. These organizations do not provide abortions and won’t give you factual information about your options.
All the listings on AbortionFinder.org are licensed abortion providers.
Remember: if you need an abortion, Planned Parenthood staff can answer your questions, determine how far along your pregnancy is, and help you get the care you need.
Planned Parenthood is here for you.
No matter what.
Remember: If you need an abortion, Planned Parenthood can help to answer your questions, determine how far along your pregnancy is, and help you get the care you need. If you think you are having complications following a self-managed abortion, we are a safe place for you to turn.
Planned Parenthood believes your body is your own. The dangerous new state laws that ban abortion care are confusing, scary, and just plain wrong. Know that we’ll do everything we can to continue to provide you with the full range of sexual and reproductive health services you need, including abortion care.
We’ll keep providing updates as the situation unfolds. And know this: Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is here for you. We’ll continue to provide quality, essential health care and education, and we’ll never stop fighting for your right to access the care you need.
*NOTE: Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is not responsible for nor does it endorse any legal, medical, or other advice or information provided by any of the entities identified or referenced herein or by any other third parties, whether referenced herein or not.