Anonymous asked: I'm 19 years old, and although there is only a 0.0001% chance right now that I'm pregnant, I still want to know what I can. If I wanted to get an abortion after having possibly gotten pregnant a month ago, and I live in Miami Florida, about how much would it cost? Also, if I walk into the clinic someday, can I get an abortion the same day? What if I can't go to the follow up appointment? How much does the cost increase every week? Sorry for all the questions!
The price will depend on how far along you are, and whether you decide to have a medication abortion or a surgical abortion. Fees also depend on your blood type, the kind of work done before the abortion, and the types of anesthesia and pain medication used. None of the 9 clinics in Miami list their fees online, though some clinic websites do.
So, what are your options now? You can always call a clinic and ask for an estimate, though they may not be able to tell you exactly until they know what I listed in the above paragraph. Each clinic will charge a little differently, so only they can tell you how much it increases per week. Planned Parenthood prices the abortion pill anywhere from $300-$800, and a first-trimester surgical abortion anywhere from $300-$950. Some clinics will lower the fees depending on your ability to pay, or work out a payment system. You can also look into state and national abortion funds, as well as individuals who’ve offered to help out on the Abortion Assistance Blog.
I haven’t heard of clinics providing abortions for walk-ins. Especially if they are targeted by protestors, they may have very specific times when a provider is in and available to do all the pre-operation work and testing. Even though abortion is generally a minor procedure, you will probably still have to make an appointment.
Follow-up appointments are EXTREMELY important, and you do not want to miss them. The staff need to make sure that you’re healing properly. If you’re not sure you can make it back to the clinic, talk with the staff and see if you can go in somewhere else. The risk of complications from first-trimester abortions is vanishingly low, but that doesn’t mean there are no risks, and I really can’t stress enough how crucial it is that you go to your follow-up appointment.
Hope that answers your questions!