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Abortion is a common and safe health care service to end a pregnancy. in the usa In the US, one in four women will have an abortion before the age of 45. some states have more restrictive abortion laws.
in new york, you can have an abortion for any reason up to 24 weeks of pregnancy, or later if your health is at risk or your pregnancy will not survive. If you need an abortion and are not sure how far along you are in your pregnancy, you can call or visit an abortion provider to find out if you are eligible.
Other states may also provide abortion services later in a pregnancy for any reason.
Anyone who can get pregnant, including transgender men, non-binary people, and people of any gender who have a uterus, can have an abortion.
The decision to abort is personal. no one should pressure you to have an abortion or not.
- abortion in new york state: know your rights
- in new york city, visit nyc health + hospitals
- in new york state, visit option book
- in the usa In the US, visit the National Abortion Federation, ineedana.com, or the abortion finder
- mimic health clinics using names, banners, and signs that are similar to actual clinics.
- are located near health clinics that provide abortion services.
- They are funded by organizations that oppose abortion.
- providing false information about abortion to pregnant people.
- try to mislead people about how many weeks they have been pregnant.
- they claim to offer free counselling, pregnancy tests and ultrasounds.
- pro-truth ny fake clinic map
- nirh research report: pregnancy centers in crisis (pdf)
- national abortion federation, or call their hotline at 800-772-9100
- new york abortion access fund, or call their hotline at 212-252-4757
- national abortion funding network
- brigid alliance provides help with travel expenses. you can make an appointment at one of their partner clinics to access this help.
- haven coalition provides help with overnight accommodations for those who have to travel to new york city for an abortion. you can make an appointment at one of their partner clinics.
- hhs: Protecting the privacy and security of your health information when you use your personal cell phone or tablet
find a supplier
You can get an abortion at many health centers in New York City.
To find abortion providers:
If you are looking for abortion services after 24 weeks, visit the late-term abortion initiative.
avoid fake clinics
There are anti-abortion centers, sometimes called crisis pregnancy centers or pregnancy resource centers, that try to stop people from having abortions.
These fake clinics often:
Fake clinics may offer low-cost resources like pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, or baby clothes, but they don’t provide abortion services. in addition, they rarely offer other types of medical care. Since they are not licensed health care providers, these facilities are not required by law to keep your personal information private.
new york city law requires these facilities to post a sign in english and spanish stating that they do not have a medical provider on site and that they do not provide abortion services. If you find a fake clinic without this sign posted in English and Spanish, you can file a complaint online or by calling 311.
learn more about fake clinics in new york:
payment and support resources
Health insurance, including Medicaid, may cover the cost of an abortion. If you are pregnant, you may have special health insurance options. contact your health insurer to find out what your plan covers.
You may be eligible for new york state medicaid to cover your abortion procedure. Pregnant New Yorkers may qualify for Medicaid at higher income levels. Find out if you qualify for Medicaid or call the New York State Official Health Plans Marketplace at 855-355-5777 for more information.
Some medical offices can check if you qualify for Medicaid at the time of your appointment. if you qualify, they can enroll you too, with coverage starting the same day. Before your appointment, ask your doctor’s office if they are a Medicaid enrollment site. Be sure to ask if they require photo ID or other documents.
As with any other medical procedure, an abortion can be expensive if you don’t have insurance coverage.
If you need help paying for your appointment, visit:
if you need help with travel or lodging expenses related to your appointment:
protect the privacy of your health
The United States Department of Health and Human Services released new federal guidance in June to help protect your geolocation and other personal data in period trackers and other health information apps.
If you think a company or organization is violating people’s health privacy rights, you can file a complaint online.
types of abortions
There are two types of abortions: medication and procedures.
Your provider may recommend a certain type of abortion based on your preference, your medical history, and the number of weeks since your last menstrual period.