Whatever you can contribute helps! A medication abortion costs approximately $500 and is available up to 10 weeks of pregnancy; a surgical abortion costs approximately $400 up to 12 weeks of pregnancy, plus $100 for each additional week.
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How Did Abortion Become Inaccessible for Thousands of Women?
In 1973, Roe v. Wade made abortion legal in all 50 states. Briefly, Medicaid paid for abortions regardless of age or income. Four years later, Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, which cut abortion coverage out of Medicaid unless the woman’s life was endangered. In 1993, the exception was broadened to pay in cases of rape and incest.
Before the Hyde Amendment, the federal government paid for 1/3 of all abortions; since 1977 it has paid for virtually none. Many states use their own money to cover abortion care for folks on Medicaid. Florida is not one of them.
Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe vs. Wade and trampled on 50 years of settled law, it has taken away people’s right to control their own reproduction. State lawmakers with an extremist agenda will continue to further restrict abortion access for countless people, particularly the most vulnerable members of our communities. Anti-abortion politicians in Congress have also made clear their plan to pass a federal abortion ban, which would outlaw abortion care nationwide.