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Will My Insurance Pay For My Girlfriend’s Abortion?

Will My Insurance Pay For My Girlfriend’s Abortion?

Most insurance companies will not pay benefits for a girlfriend and will only cover dependents, like children and a spouse. Also, even if you and your girlfriend were married, most insurance companies aren’t legally required to pay for elective abortions. 

This article will highlight the essentials you need to know about abortion and the steps your girlfriend needs to take before an abortion to protect her health.

How Much Does an Abortion Cost Without Insurance?

The price of the abortion procedure depends on the type of abortion and other factors, like the gestational age of the pregnancy. 

For example, the abortion pill (also known as a “medical abortion”) is cheaper than a surgical abortion, but it’s only FDA-approved if the pregnancy is 10 weeks gestation or under. And certain situations make a woman ineligible for the abortion drugs. 

Later-term abortions that don’t qualify for medical abortion drugs are more invasive, and depending on the pregnancy’s gestational age, they can be much more expensive (over $1,500 on average).

What Needs to Happen Before an Abortion?

Before seeking an abortion—or making any pregnancy decision—getting an ultrasound is an essential step your girlfriend needs to take to protect her health. 

This scan will help protect your girlfriend’s health by providing key details about her pregnancy, including:

  • Gestational age: Your girlfriend’s abortion options will vary depending on how far along she is, and an ultrasound is the only way to help determine this information.
  • Pregnancy location: Rarely, a pregnancy will develop outside the uterus, which is a life-threatening emergency known as an ectopic pregnancy
  • Pregnancy viability: An ultrasound scan will look for signs of life, like a heartbeat. If she’s had a miscarriage, she will need medical follow-up to ensure she doesn’t have complications.

At First Concern, we offer free, limited ultrasound referrals and other pregnancy services and information—because we believe that your girlfriend deserves to have everything she needs to stay safe and make an informed decision. 

We also offer free community referrals if your girlfriend needs insurance or help with medical/living/material expenses. 

Contact us today to learn more. You two aren’t alone in this. We’re here for you.

*The Marlborough location provides pregnancy testing and ultrasounds. The Clinton location provides other resources, support, and education.

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