It’s hard to believe, isn’t it? Your girlfriend says she’s pregnant and wants you to pay for an abortion. You’re thinking, “This is not what I need to be dealing with right now.” But you do want to be there for her.
Is she actually pregnant?
Before you do anything, the two of you should contact the Pregnancy Care Center. We offer same-day appointments and accept walk-ins whenever available.
Although your girlfriend might have taken an at-home pregnancy test, she might not have gotten the correct result. At-home tests are reliable, but a lot of times a woman is nervous and takes the test too early or doesn’t follow the directions carefully. The Pregnancy Care Center can provide her with free pregnancy testing to verify her results.
What if she miscarried?
Many pregnancies end in a miscarriage. In fact, the Mayo Clinic says at least one in four known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. It’s possible to get a positive pregnancy test result several days or maybe even weeks afterward even though she’s no longer pregnant.
To check the viability of the pregnancy (to confirm she’s not miscarried), she needs to have an onsite ultrasound. At Pregnancy Care Center, we can perform free ultrasounds too. There are eligibility criteria she needs to meet though.
Paying for her abortion
Insurance policies only cover you and another person who is legally married to you or a dependent child. Insurance rules change from state to state and from insurance company to company. Some insurance companies may cover the cost of an abortion. She can contact her insurance provider to verify coverage. She also needs to take her insurance information with her at the time of her appointment.
Abortion in Georgia
The Supreme Court is getting ready to consider a new law concerning abortion access sometime in the fall of 2021. Currently, Georgia law requires a minor to inform at least one of her parents 24 hours before her abortion.
The cost of an abortion varies from state to state and will even be different from city to city. If your girlfriend has been pregnant for 10 weeks or less, she qualifies for a medical abortion. The average cost in Georgia for the abortion pill is $475 – $575. If she’s been pregnant for longer than 10 weeks, she’ll have to have a surgical abortion which can range anywhere from $500 to upwards of $1500.
You have options
Abortion isn’t your only answer. You have options. When you schedule your free and confidential appointment with the Pregnancy Care Center, you can get the testing you need and talk with an options consultant.
This is definitely not what you expected at this time, but we know you’ll rise to the challenge and help her. We want to help both of you. Contact us today.