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Understanding Abortion

Procedures, Costs, & Your Rights

When faced with an unexpected pregnancy, it's essential to have access to accurate information before making a major decision. Maybe you’re considering abortion. Knowing the procedures, costs, and your rights can help you make an informed choice. In this blog post, we'll break down these crucial aspects of abortion.


Abortion procedures can be divided into two main categories: medical (or chemical) abortion and surgical abortion.

• Medical Abortion: This method, often referred to as the abortion pill or "Plan C," is available for use up to 70 days after the last menstrual period (LMP). If you're considering this option, it's essential to consult with a licensed medical professional to discuss its suitability for your situation.

• Surgical Abortion: All other abortion procedures are surgical in nature. The specifics of the procedure can vary based on factors like the length of pregnancy and the chosen geographic region. Consulting with a healthcare provider is crucial to understand your options.


The cost of an abortion depends on several factors, including:

• Length of Pregnancy: The stage of your pregnancy can influence the cost, as certain procedures may become more complex or require more extensive medical care as the pregnancy progresses.

• Geographic Region: Abortion costs may vary from one region to another due to differences in healthcare infrastructure, accessibility, and associated expenses.

• Medication Needed: The type of abortion procedure chosen (whether medical or surgical) can impact the cost.

• Procedure Type: As mentioned, medical and surgical abortions have different costs associated with them.

Know Your Rights

Protecting your health and legal rights is a responsibility every individual must uphold. Regarding abortion, it's vital to know your rights, which may vary depending on your location.

Understand your legal rights concerning abortion. These rights are in place to protect your autonomy and ensure that you can make the best choice for your situation. To discuss this with a trained advocate, schedule an appointment with Resource Health.

Know the Risks

While many often think of abortion as a routine procedure, there are potential risks associated with abortion, regardless of the method.

So-called "self-managed abortions" can leave individuals on their own through a multiple days-long process, which can be risky and detrimental to health. It is crucial to prioritize safety, know the risks, and seek the guidance of a licensed medical professional at Resource Health if you are considering abortion.


It's essential to be aware that some abortion service organizations may benefit financially from your decision. If you are leaning toward seeking the services of such an organization, educate yourself about its specific practices, motivations, and history. It's important to note that Resource Health exists solely to serve you and does not financially profit from any choice you make. We neither perform nor refer for abortions. Instead, our commitment is, first and foremost, to your care, health, and well-being.


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