With some of the strictest abortion laws in the United States, Alabama bans abortion. The state law includes medication abortion prescribed by physicians, and no exceptions are made for cases of rape or incest.
However, this does not mean you don’t have options if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy! Read this article for more information about how Alabama’s abortion restrictions may affect you, opportunities that are still available, and recommended screenings before an abortion procedure.
How Much Does Traveling Out of State for an Abortion Cost?
If you are considering traveling out of state, your nearest option would likely be Florida, which allows for abortion up to 15 weeks of gestational age.
If you consider traveling out of state, you should factor in the transportation, lodging, and any missed paychecks due to days off work.
Abortion procedures themselves can vary based on the procedural type. If you don’t have insurance, medication abortions can cost up to $500, and surgical abortions, typically recommended later in the pregnancy, can cost several thousand dollars.
While it doesn’t have a monetary value, you should also consider your current mental health and the strain of travel.
What Should I Do Before an Abortion?
You don’t have to schedule an abortion with an out-of-state clinic to find answers. At Etowah Pregnancy Testing Center, we offer no-cost pregnancy services like pregnancy tests and ultrasounds.
These recommended health screenings before an abortion procedure can alert you to potential health complications such as an ectopic pregnancy or determine the viability of the pregnancy.
A viable pregnancy is growing with a detectable heartbeat. Up to 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. Find out if you have had a miscarriage or if your pregnancy is viable before moving forward with an abortion..
If you have an ectopic pregnancy or a miscarriage, you’ll qualify for a procedure other than an elective abortion.
Every woman should be in control of her body and never feel like she has no choice. You have options, and we are happy to discuss those with you.
Our clinic offers complimentary options consultations where you can ask questions and share your concerns. We can help you make a pregnancy plan so you feel confident. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!