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What Is The Cost Of An Abortion?

How Much Does It Cost To Have An Abortion

The cost of an abortion is based upon a number of factors. The most important factor is how far along your pregnancy is because different types of abortion are done at different stages of pregnancy. Secondly, the cost can differ significantly from one state or city to another. Another factor is whether it is done in a doctor’s office, clinic, or hospital. Finally, at certain stages of pregnancy you can choose either a medical abortion with drugs or a surgical abortion; and those have different prices as well.

How Much Is An Abortion?

Medical Abortion Cost

Up to 10 weeks of pregnancy you can receive a medical abortion. Information on medical abortions (abortion pill) is available on the Abortion Pill page.

Cost: costs nationwide range from $400 to $800

Suction or Aspiration Abortion

Within 6 to 12 weeks of pregnancy you can have a surgical abortion called a suction or aspiration abortion.

Cost: between $450 to $900

Click Here to see details of a Suction or Aspiration abortion.

Dilation and Curettage Abortion

Within 12 to 21 weeks of pregnancy the first type of abortion is called dilation and curettage.

Cost: $600 to $1000

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Dilation and Evacuation Abortions

The second type of abortion is called dilation and evacuation.

Cost: up to $2,000

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Lethal Injection Abortion

After 21 weeks of pregnancy the type of abortion used is called lethal injection abortion and is the most expensive.

Cost: in excess of $2,000

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Average Abortion Costs

These abortion costs are very rough estimates as they can be significantly higher depending upon where they’re done, anesthetics needed, complications that arise, etc.

The Bigger Abortion Expense

The other costs of abortion are not of a financial nature.  These are the physical and emotional costs involved.

As with any medical or surgical procedure, there are always risks involved; so they shouldn’t be entered into without a thorough knowledge of possible complications.

The above abortion procedures can have complications such as:

  1. Excessive bleeding and hemorrhage.
  2. Infection.
  3. Cervical tearing and laceration.
  4. Perforation of the uterus.
  5. Scarring of the uterine lining.
  6. Anesthesia toxicity resulting in cardiorespiratory arrest and even death.
  7. Retained abortion tissue causing infection.
  8. Septic shock.
  9. In rare cases, death.

Physical and Emotional Costs

The other costs of abortion are related to your psychological and emotional health.

These include:

  • Sadness and guilt.
  • Extreme regret.
  • Uncontrollable crying.
  • Sleep disturbances.
  • Depression.
  • Desire for a replacement baby.
  • Disruption of personal relationships.
  • Lack of self respect.
  • Avoidance of others who are pregnant or with babies.

Really Looking At Abortion Clinic Costs

Having an abortion is a life-changing choice, and there’s no turning back.  It’s vitally important that you are not convinced by others – family, boyfriend, or friends – that this is the best choice for you.  This is your body, your baby, and your choice.  Never base your decision on the advice of someone who doesn’t have to live with the consequences.

It’s important that you look at all your options before making the choice for an abortion.  There are many crisis pregnancy support groups out there who will help you to continue your pregnancy if you want to do that or to help you with an adoption plan as well.

The cost of an abortion is not just financial. It’s also you.

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