All abortions are paid for by someone–either you, your insurance company, or your state’s taxpayers. How much you would be required to pay out of pocket depends on your insurance status. Also, prior to the actual procedure there are other necessary medical services which will cost you something, depending on your provider.
CompassCare is a non-profit organization that provides free pregnancy testing, free ultrasounds, and free STD testing for pregnancy patients. Why do we do this? We care about your safety and future health. We’ve structured our organization so that we don’t profit from any pregnancy decision you make, meaning we can give you the information you need to decide, without judging you or pressuring you. An ‘options consultation’ from an abortionist or an adoption agency could pose a financial conflict of interest, because they make money on only one of your pregnancy options.
With any unplanned pregnancy, it is important to ask yourself the following questions:
Am I really pregnant?
Did you know that 1 in 5 pregnancies end naturally before 7 weeks? You may not need an abortion at all. 1
Is it important to find out how far along I am?
Yes! Gestational age determines what type of abortion you would be eligible to receive.
Can I get an abortion if I have an STD?
Some abortionists do not offer STD testing and treatment, but having an STD can significantly increase your risk of complications, and negatively impact your reproductive health. 2
In order to have accurate answers to these questions, you need a clinical pregnancy test, ultrasound and STD testing. Get these services in a caring, safe and confidential environment, free at CompassCare.
1 National Institutes of Health (2014). Miscarriage. Retrieved from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001488.htm; Wilcox AJ, Weinberg CR, O’Connor JF, Baird DD, Schlatterer JP, Canfield RD (1988). Incidence of early loss of pregnancy. N Engl J Med; 319:89-94.
2 Ovigstad E, et al. (1983). Pelvic inflammatory disease associated with Chlamydia trachomatis infection after therapeutic abortion. Br J Vener Dis, 59: 189-92; Heisterberg L, et al. (1987). The role of vaginal secretory immunoglobulin a, gardnerella vaginalis, anaerobes, and Chlamydia trachomatis in post abortal pelvic inflammatory disease. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 66(2): 99-102.