Abortion is ending a pregnancy by choice. There are two primary methods for abortion available, the medical abortion (with medicine) and the surgical abortion (through aspiration or dilation and evacuation, D&E). These options may change or become limited depending on the length of the pregnancy or the state you live in.
To obtain an abortion you must contact your nearest clinic and schedule an appointment. Appointments can last anywhere between 3-6+ hours, depending on a number of factors such as the type of procedure and where you live in proximity to the clinic. You will also need to locate transportation and secure payment for the abortion. Most clinics require payment at the time of the appointment, but are also able to accept insurance or financial assistance.
At Whole Woman’s Health, we provide a full range of individualized abortion care services. If you are looking for more information on abortion, visit our abortion care links. Should you require financial assistance, our dedicated phone staff is available to work with you.