ABORTION PILL COST
Medication termination, also called the abortion pill, can be taken up to 10 weeks pregnant. The typical cost for the pill in Texas is $350-$700 but could be higher per provider.
Early Medical Abortion – Up to 10 weeks from the last menstrual period (LMP)
Medical abortions use drugs, instead of surgical instruments, to end a pregnancy. “The Abortion Pill” (mifepristone plus misoprostol) is the most common form of medical abortion. It was approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for use in women up to 10 weeks after LMP.11 It is even used beyond 10 weeks LMP, despite an increasing failure rate.12, 13, 14 It is done by taking a series of pills that disrupt the embryo’s attachment to the uterus and cause uterine cramps which push the embryo out. 15
Things to consider:16
- Bleeding can be heavy and lasts an average of 9-16 days.
- 1 in 100 women need a surgical scraping to stop the bleeding.
- Pregnancies sometimes fail to abort; this risk increases as pregnancy advances.
- For pregnancies 8 weeks LMP and beyond, identifiable parts may be seen.17
- By 10 weeks LMP, the developing baby is over one inch in length with clearly recognizable arms, legs, hands, and feet.18
- Methotrexate is FDA-approved for treating certain cancers and rheumatoid arthritis, but is used off-label to treat ectopic pregnancies and to induce abortion.19,20 Given by mouth or injection, it works by stopping cell growth, resulting in the embryo’s death.
Medical Methods for Induced Abortion21,22 – 2nd and 3rd Trimester
This procedure induces abortion by using drugs to cause labor and delivery of the fetus and placenta. Drugs may be injected into the fetus or the amniotic fluid to stop the baby’s heart before starting the procedure to avoid a live birth. There is a risk of heavy bleeding, and the placenta may need to be surgically removed. Call us to learn more about these procedures and potential risks.
CONFIDENTIAL ABORTION CONSULTATION – NO COST TO YOU
At your appointment, you will be provided a lab-quality pregnancy test first. If positive, you will be offered an ultrasound. A free ultrasound can confirm a viable pregnancy and estimate how far along in pregnancy you are. If you are considering abortion, an ultrasound will provide important information that will tell you more about your options. Abortion costs vary depending on how far along you are and the abortion procedure that you receive. Speak with our staff today about our ultrasound services.
ABORTION RESTRICTIONS IN TEXAS
Women who are seeking an termination must first receive counseling and an ultrasound at least 24 hours before an abortion procedure can be performed. This is designed to ensure that women are aware of the potential risks and side effects of abortion and do not rush into any pregnancy decisions.
→ COST ASSISTANCE
Health plans obtained through the Affordable Care Act, private insurance policies, and public employee insurance policies only provide cost assistance for abortion in instances where the mother’s life or health is endangered by the pregnancy. Public funding for terminations is available in cases of incest, rape, and life endangerment.
→ LATE ABORTION RESTRICTIONS
Late abortions (procedures performed after 20 weeks of pregnancy) are currently banned in Texas, but exceptions are made in cases where the pregnancy is putting the mother’s life or health at severe risk, or in situations where a lethal fetal anomaly occurs.
→ PARENTAL CONSENT
Minors under the age of 17 who are seeking an abortion must first receive parental consent before any procedure can be performed.