Many women have been concerned about whether they can obtain an abortion in Kentucky following the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Some are also wondering whether Medicaid will cover the cost of the abortion pill.
In Kentucky, abortion is banned, with no exceptions for rape or incest. There was a previous attempt to change the State Constitution to contain no right to an abortion, but voters rejected that ballot measure in November.
Kentuckians can still travel to other states for an abortion procedure.
How Much Does Abortion Cost?
If you are paying out-of-pocket for an abortion procedure, you can expect to incur significant costs. The average price for an abortion performed within the first 70 days of a woman’s pregnancy is around $500. If you are further along in your pregnancy, you can expect to pay up to $3,000 for the procedure.
There are additional costs that women may not consider when determining how much an abortion procedure will cost. These include other expenses such as:
- Emergency medical care
- Pre-abortion screenings
- Follow-up appointments, especially if there are complications
- Mental health treatment (if you suffer adverse effects following treatment)
- Fewer paychecks (some women miss work due to abortion procedures)
With these factors added in, abortion can be costly and quickly amount to thousands of dollars in expenses.
I’m Unsure About Abortion. What Else Can I Choose?
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