Woman thinking about an abortion in MinnesotaFinances have a huge impact on how we make decisions. Our wallets dictate where we choose to live, what we choose to do for fun, and typically, how we respond to unexpected events, such as unplanned pregnancies.  

Here at Robbinsdale Women’s Center, we believe women should feel empowered and confident as they make a decision for their pregnancy.

Instead, women are often forced to make a choice based on a lack of physical and financial resources. Studies have revealed that roughly one-fourth of women who choose abortion do so because they don’t feel as though they could afford a baby. 

Regardless of your finances, we’re passionate about providing you with resources and education so that you can make the choice that’s right for you!

If you’re curious about the finances related to abortion in the state of Minnesota, look no further.

What is the price of an abortion in Minnesota?

The cost of your abortion will depend largely on the gestational age of your pregnancy. Women seeking abortions within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy will likely be eligible for both medical and surgical abortion procedures, typically both costing on average between $500 and $600.

If your pregnancy is past 10 weeks, a surgical abortion will be required and will cost anywhere between $500 and $3,000.

Will insurance cover my abortion? 

Those who are covered under MinnesotaCare will be eligible for abortion coverage for a pregnancy that may cause “endangered or substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function” or was the result of rape or incest. (Minn. Stat. § 256L.03, subd. 1).

Under Medical Assistance (MA), women are eligible for coverage under the above circumstances, as well as for “therapeutic reasons” (see Minn. Stat. § 256B.0625, subd. 16).

If you are insured under private insurance, your coverage will vary depending on your selected plan.

What other costs are associated with abortion?

In addition to the cost of the procedure itself, you might be responsible to pay for other costs associated with abortion.

Minnesota abortion costs to consider include:

  • Additional medication and follow-up appointments
  • Pre-abortion tests and screenings, such as ultrasounds, lab-quality pregnancy testing, STD testing, and more
  • Emergency care in case of abortion complications 
  • Travel and accommodation costs, if required
  • Time off from work for necessary recovery
  • Cost of post-abortive counseling in the case of triggered mental health issues 1

How do I calculate the cost of my abortion? 

To understand more about your unique pregnancy and the expected costs related to your abortion, we recommend scheduling a free ultrasound scan.

Here’s what you can expect at your free, confidential ultrasound appointment at Robbinsdale Women’s Center…

  • We will confirm your pregnancy through lab-quality pregnancy testing and an ultrasound scan.
  • You will find out where your pregnancy is located if it is viable, and how far along you are.
  • Your nurse advocate will give you information on all of your options, provide answers to any questions you might have, and point you towards the many resources available to you. 

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    1. Reardon DC. The abortion and mental health controversy: A comprehensive literature review of common ground agreements, disagreements, actionable recommendations, and research opportunities. SAGE open medicine. 2018;6: 1–38. 10.1177/2050312118807624 . [PMC free article] [PubMed] [CrossRef] [Google Scholar]
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