Sometimes, insurance will cover the costs of abortion procedures, but this is decided on a state-by-state basis. It is often necessary to research the individual requirements in your state.
In Kentucky, abortion is banned in most circumstances, with no exceptions for rape or incest. Private insurance policies cover abortion only in cases of life endangerment, and public employees do not get abortion covered in their policies. Kentucky Medicaid will not cover abortion costs, including out-of-state procedures.
How Much Does an Abortion Cost?
Abortion costs depend on the type of procedure and how far along you are. The abortion pill typically costs around $500, while surgical abortion procedures, which are more complicated and performed later in a woman’s pregnancy, cost between $500-3,000.
You should be aware of additional costs that aren’t always considered during the decision-making process, including:
- Pregnancy testing and ultrasounds
- Post-abortion care
- Pain management
- Follow-up appointments
- Time off from work
These factors do not include possible complications such as infection that may occur, which would result in additional time and expenses.
I’m Pregnant. What Now?
Learning you’re pregnant can be scary, especially if you weren’t planning on it. Your mind may be swirling with many questions, which is normal. Once you’ve had time to process your emotions, you’ll want to move forward with the information you need to decide.
After confirming your pregnancy, you’ll want to confirm health details with an obstetrical ultrasound. An ultrasound will give you essential information about your pregnancy, such as viability, location of pregnancy, and gestational age.
Next, you’ll want to learn more about your options, including adoption and parenting. Luckily, pregnancy centers like New Beginnings of Winchester can provide free peer-to-peer counseling services to review what you can decide.
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