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What Determines the Cost of an Abortion?

If you are considering abortion, you may be looking for information on the cost of the abortion pill or the cost of an abortion procedure. Costs are determined by several factors and depend on how far along you are. We can provide information on all your options and provide you with free pregnancy testing. If the test is positive, an ultrasound can help you determine your next steps and give you the information you need to make an informed choice.

How Much Does the Abortion Pill Cost?

The cost of a medication abortion is determined by several factors. Before you decide, your first step is to find out how far along you are.

 

A medication abortion is FDA-approved up through 10 weeks after your last menstrual period. Online conception calculators can estimate your due date but many women can be further along or not as far along as they think they are. An ultrasound helps to date the pregnancy and is needed to confirm a viable pregnancy.

The cost can range from $200-$700 depending on the number of pills and the abortion clinic or provider. Not sure where to start? Confirm your pregnancy and learn more about the options and resources available to you before you decide.

Things to Note:

  • There are risks associated with the abortion medication used.

  • Taking the abortion pill can be life-threatening if your pregnancy is ectopic.

  • It's estimated that about 1/4 pregnancies end naturally without abortion-inducing drugs.

How Much Does an In-Clinic Abortion Procedure Cost?

Many factors determine the cost of a surgical abortion procedure, including but not limited to:

  • How far along you are

  • Single or multiple pregnancies

  • Type of abortion procedure 

  • Health history and risks to the woman

 

A suction abortion, also known as vacuum aspiration, is typically performed up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. The abortion may included a Dilation & Curettage (D&C) to remove a larger fetus or any remaining tissue. A Dilation & Evacuation (D&E) is typically performed between 15-20 weeks although late-term abortions can also be performed via D&E. 


The cost of an in-clinic abortion in Iowa can range between $500-$1,500+ and the details are determined after an ultrasound is performed. We can answer questions you may have about your health history, any potential risk factors, and learn more about what to expect during and after an abortion.

We believe women deserve to get answers and services from a place that does not profit from their choice. While we do not refer for or provide abortion services, we can give you the answers you need to make an informed choice. Call us today to get started.

 

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