Are you considering purchasing the abortion pill after finding out you’re pregnant? There are many unknowns to an unplanned pregnancy, but as you navigate your options, know that you are not alone. Here are the details you need to know about the cost of the abortion pill to make an informed decision for your future.
Cost of the Abortion Pill
While costs for the abortion pill tend to vary, the average price of abortion medication for women in Florida is around $500.
The factors that come into play with the total cost for the medication abortion process, including everything before and after, are:
- Pre-abortion testing
- Necessary injection if you have a negative blood type
- Follow-up antibiotics
- Sedation/surgery in the case of a failed abortion
- Health insurance coverage
At First Coast Women’s Services, we offer free laboratory-rated pregnancy testing and limited ultrasounds, both of which are necessary before making your decision. An ultrasound will tell you how far along you are in the pregnancy and also help determine if you are even eligible for an abortion.
The Abortion Pill Process
The abortion pill is part of the medication abortion procedure. The abortion “pill” is actually made up of two drugs taken separately: Mifepristone and Misoprostol. Mifepristone blocks the pregnancy hormone called progesterone, which causes the uterus lining to thin and prevents the embryo from implanting. Misoprostol causes the uterus to contract and expels the embryo through the vagina.
Women can receive the abortion pill from a doctor, medical clinic, or another medical professional. Only women less than 10 weeks into their pregnancy are eligible for the abortion pill.
Avoid Purchasing Online
It’s important to note that the abortion pill should only be prescribed by a medical professional or doctor. With online abortion pills, there is no assurance of the quality, and the FDA does not verify them. The FDA warns that the abortion pill can be deadly when not given with professional medical oversight.
Free Pregnancy Confirmation Services
It’s essential to confirm your pregnancy before moving forward with any abortion procedure. While we do not provide abortion services, we provide many pregnancy services for free, so you make an empowered decision.