Are you stressed because your girlfriend is pregnant? Are you worried about how much your girlfriend’s abortion pill will cost?
Maybe she has already made up her mind, but you don’t know how you’re going to get enough money in time to pay for it.
The abortion pill is not just one step and you’re done. It takes time to plan, figure out costs, and learn about the risks and side effects of the procedure.
Here is more information on how much the abortion pill costs and if your insurance covers it.
How Much Does the Abortion Pill Cost?
An abortion pill (a medication abortion) costs around $525 and is normally paid at the time of the service. It’s important to know this procedure is only medically approved if you are 10 weeks or less into a pregnancy.
This abortion pill process uses two very powerful drugs, mifepristone, and misoprostol, to end a pregnancy. Some other costs to consider are the extra fees of pregnancy testing, ultrasound, and any other pre-abortion appointments.
Abortion costs vary depending on:
- Where you live
- What insurance coverage you have
- What type of abortion procedure you have
Does My Insurance Cover My Girlfriend’s Abortion Pill?
Unless your girlfriend is on your policy, your insurance won’t cover her abortion. If she is on your policy, abortion services could be covered by your insurance. It simply depends on where you live and the state laws for abortion coverage. Many health insurance plans don’t cover abortions at all while some do.
Medicaid is a jointly funded state and federal program that covers millions of Americans, specifically low-income families and pregnant women. Medicaid in Maryland normally covers abortion costs. Maryland is one of the 16 states in the US that choose to use their state Medicaid funds to cover abortion. If your girlfriend is on your policy, she may be eligible depending on your income level and if you live below the federal poverty line.
Maryland’s Medical Assistance Program (MAP), Maryland’s Medicaid program, covers the cost of an abortion if it falls under one of these medical exceptions and the woman is below 138% of the poverty line:
- If the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest
- If the pregnancy would endanger the woman’s life
- If the pregnancy would be a threat to the woman’s physical health
- If the fetus is affected by a serious genetic deformity or abnormality
- If continuation of the pregnancy is creating a serious effect on the woman’s mental health
If you still are unsure or have questions concerning your eligibility, talk to your insurance provider to learn more.
Free Resources for Your Girlfriend
Before your girlfriend takes the abortion pill, she will need to confirm that she is pregnant, how far along she is, and if she has a viable pregnancy to be eligible for a medication abortion. These details can only be known through a pregnancy test and ultrasound. Though she may have already taken an at-home pregnancy test, a lab-quality grade pregnancy test is recommended to be sure.
We offer free and confidential pregnancy testing and ultrasounds! We also provide a safe place for you both to talk over all your pregnancy options and other resources available to support you during this time. Schedule your appointment today to learn more.