While there are programs that can offer you a reduced or no cost abortion, they are typically based on income qualifications and may not cover other services which could be necessary before having an abortion. Additionally, if your pregnancy is not viable, you may not need an abortion.
These are important questions to ask yourself.
Am I really pregnant? Up to 30% of pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage, avoiding the need for an abortion.1
How far along am I? How far along your pregnancy is determines the type of abortion you would be eligible to receive, as well as the cost of the abortion. Additionally, many providers stop doing abortions at a certain gestational age (meaning how long it has been since the first day of your most recent period) because of the increase in risks and complications.2
Do I have an STD? It is important to know whether or not you have an STD prior to receiving an abortion since a preexisting STD can increase your risks and complications.3 At the Pregnancy Clinic, a laboratory grade pregnancy test, Ultrasound, and STD testing are all free and in a safe, caring, and professional environment with our compassionate, licensed, medical staff.
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1. Wilcox AJ, Weinberg CR, O’Connor JF, et al. Incidence of early loss of pregnancy. N Engl J Med. Jul 28 1988;319(4):189-94. Petrozza, John C. “Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss.” Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss. Medscape Web site. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/260495-overview Accessed August 6, 2013.
2. “Second-Trimester Abortion: Logistics and Lack of Symptoms Are Factors.” Second-Trimester Abortion: Logistics and Lack of Symptoms Are Factors. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2014.
3. Stevenson, M. M., and K. W. Radcliffe. “Preventing pelvic infection after abortion.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine Web site. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8547409?dopt=AbstractPlus. Accessed August 4, 2013.