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How Much Does an Abortion Cost?
According to the Guttmacher Institute, the average cost for a first-trimester abortion is in the US is $508 (anywhere between $75 and $25001). The median cost for a second-trimester abortion is $1,195. Later term abortion can cost $3,000 or more.
The specific cost of an abortion depends on the type of procedure and the size of the baby, which are based on gestational age. The price rises as pregnancy progresses. Price also varies by provider; clinics and private practice abortionists typically offer lower costs than hospitals.
Typical Abortion Costs in Rochester and Buffalo, NY
Video Transcript: I’m Tammy with Abortion Questions Answered.
One of the most common questions asked is, “How much does an abortion cost?” Costs can range from between $350 to over $650 for a medical abortion and $600 to over $2,000 for a surgical abortion, depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy. But from a medical standpoint, every procedure comes with side effects that should be considered.
CompassCare can give you objective information about all these costs in a caring, non-judgmental environment, helping you navigate your pregnancy decision with confidence.
This is Abortion Questions Answered – because the best decision is an informed decision.
How Much Does An Abortion Cost If I Pay Out Of Pocket?
According to a 2022 study which looked at historic abortion costs from 2017 to 2020, the average medication abortion cost $560 in 2022, the average first-trimester surgical abortion cost $575, and the average second-trimester surgical abortion cost $895.4
How Much Will Insurance Cover?
That depends. Federal law prevents tax payer funding of abortions5; however, some states’ public insurance policies do cover all or part of the cost of an abortion and some states require that private insurance policies cover all costs of an abortion as well.6
How Much Does It Cost To Travel To A State Like New York?
It really depends on where you are coming from but a good estimate would be $1500-$3000. Between time away from work and travel, the cost can certainly add up. There is also the cost of lodging; although a surgical abortion is an out-patient procedure, don’t expect to be up for travel the same day.
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1 Jones, R., Ingerick, M., Jerman, J. (2018). Differences in Abortion Service Delivery in Hostile, Middle-ground, and Supportive States in 2014. Women’s Health Iss; 28(3): 212–218.
2 Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc. How do I get the abortion pill? Retrieved June 2019 from PlannedParenthood.org.
4 Ushma D. Upadhyay, et al, “Trends In Self-Pay CHarges And Insurance Acceptance For Abortion In The United States, 2017-20”, Health Affairs: Vol. 41, No. 4, Published April 2022. https:wwdoi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2021.01528
5 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022, Public Law No: 117-103, 117th Cong, 2022.
6 The State of New York, “Women’s Healthcare Protections”, https://www.dfs.ny.gov/consumers/womens_healthcare