If you have just discovered you are pregnant – or if you think you might be – and this was not your plan for this time in your life, you may be wondering, “How much does an abortion cost?” It seems like a relatively simple question. Unfortunately, there’s not a clear, straightforward answer that will apply for every situation. As with many consumer products or services, there are variables which will impact the cost of this service.
We can share with you here some basics about abortion options and their price ranges. Perhaps even more important, however, we want you to know Avenue Women’s Center is a resource for your first steps, including additional information to help as you determine the course of action that’s right for you in your own unique situation.
This is exactly what Avenue Women’s Center has been doing in the Chicagoland area for over thirty-five years: assisting and supporting women of all ages and in all circumstances as they work through the challenges of an unplanned pregnancy. We are here for you. We hope you will contact us today for an appointment with one of our trained, experienced pregnancy consultants. We promise to listen to your questions, concerns and challenges, and respond with knowledgeable, nonjudgmental, compassionate care.
Here is general information about variables that factor into how much an abortion costs:
Variable: What type of abortion is the woman thinking about? There are two types of abortion – medical and surgical abortion.
- The price for a medical abortion, which utilizes RU-486, the “abortion pill,” can range from $300 to as much as $800. A medical abortion is an option only up to ten weeks of the pregnancy.
- For a first trimester surgical abortion, the price can vary from about $300 to $1,200.
Variable: How far along is the pregnancy? Generally speaking, the further along the pregnancy is, the risks are greater and the cost is higher. Into the second trimester of the pregnancy, the cost can increase week by week. The Guttmacher Institute reports that an abortion at twenty weeks has an average cost of around $1,500.
Variable: Where do you live? The cost of abortion can vary significantly from one part of the country to another.
Variable: Where will the abortion be done? An abortion in a doctor’s office or hospital may cost more than one performed at an abortion clinic.
Variable: There may be additional costs or discounts. For example, some type of sedation or anesthesia, pain medication or antibiotics, blood tests or lab work. Insurance may factor in.
As you explore these variables and other questions you may have about your abortion options, we hope Avenue Women’s Center can be of assistance to you.
Are you not certain you’re pregnant and need to know for sure? Avenue Women’s Center offers to everyone a free, medical-grade pregnancy test, over 99% accurate just ten days after the possible time of conception.
What is involved with different abortion procedures? Are there risks or advantages involved with each that you would want to consider as you make your decision? A free private consultation at Avenue Women’s Center provides space to gather information without pressure.
With the ten week limit on a medical abortion, how can you know if you are still early enough? An ultrasound is required to determine this. As a non-profit women’s limited medical clinic, Avenue Women’s Center may be able to provide for you a free ultrasound to answer this question and to address other possible aspects of the pregnancy.
As you research the many questions surrounding abortion, we suspect “How much does an abortion cost?” is just one thing for you to figure out. The path ahead of you is not an easy one. Yet you don’t need to make this journey alone. Please connect with us by phone, text, email or chat to find out about our DuPage County locations and which will be most convenient for you.
We will be honored to serve you.
- Clear Health Costs. (2014, June). How much does an abortion cost? Well, from $0 to $3,275. Retrieved from: https://clearhealthcosts.com/blog/2014/06/much-abortion-cost-draft-theresas/
- American Pregnancy Association. (2017, June). Abortion Pill. Retrieved from: http://americanpregnancy.org/unplanned-pregnancy/abortion-pill/
- Guttmacher Institute. (2011, December). Second-Trimester Abortions Concentrated Among Certain Groups of Women. Retrieved from: https://www.guttmacher.org/news-release/2011/second-trimester-abortions-concentrated-among-certain-groups-women