If your girlfriend is unexpectedly pregnant and considering abortion, it’s essential to know that your insurance will likely not cover your girlfriend’s abortion. Abortion can be expensive, ranging from $500 to $3,000, depending on the type of procedure your girlfriend seeks and how far along she is.
If you and your partner are worried about other costs related to pregnancy—come talk to us. Although we do not perform or refer for abortion, Embrace provides no-cost, medically accurate information, resources, and services to help you and your partner feel supported as you decide how to move forward.
Read on to learn more about abortion and how your girlfriend can protect her health beforehand.
What Goes Into the Cost of Abortion?
There are two main types of abortion—medical and surgical—and the cost of each depends on how far along your girlfriend’s pregnancy is.
For example, if she has been pregnant for 10 weeks gestation or less, she may be eligible for the abortion pill method. These drugs are less expensive than a surgical abortion, but they come with risks to your girlfriend’s health, including:
- Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
Surgical abortion is an option if your girlfriend’s pregnancy is later than 10 weeks gestation, but it’s also more expensive. The actual cost varies widely, depending on the exact age of the pregnancy and if your girlfriend desires pain intervention, like anesthesia. For example, second-trimester abortions are more complicated and risky, and they’re also more expensive.
How Your Girlfriend Can Protect Her Health
Medical and surgical abortions come with risks to your girlfriend’s health. But the best way to stay safe is for your girlfriend to receive a sonogram first.
This simple scan will help reveal the age, location, and viability (if the pregnancy is growing with a detectable heartbeat) of your girlfriend’s pregnancy—all the details you need to know before scheduling an abortion.
Embrace provides no-cost, limited sonograms and a Pre-Abortion Checklist to help you and your girlfriend understand what goes into abortion.
Embrace also offers no-cost services and resources because we believe your girlfriend deserves all the information necessary to stay safe and make an informed, empowered decision.
Have your girlfriend contact us today to schedule a no-cost, confidential appointment. You two aren’t alone in this. We’re here for you.