If you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, you probably have questions about how much the abortion pill costs. Does your insurance cover the abortion pill? What are the out-of-pocket costs? Your bank account may not like the answers.


Before taking the abortion pill, take time to get the facts! Keep reading to learn more about the cost of the abortion pill!  

Does Insurance Cover the Abortion Pill? 

Under Ohio law, the abortion pill is covered by insurance for public employees only in cases of life endangerment, rape, or incest[1]. The same goes for Medicaid[2]. Additionally, Medicaid enrollees are required to report cases of rape or incest to law enforcement, child protective services, or other government agencies[3].


You will likely have to pay for the abortion pill out of pocket due to these laws.

How Much Does the Abortion Pill Cost Without Insurance? 

The abortion pill can cost between $500 to $800 without insurance. Prices vary based on the dosage you need, the provider you purchase it from, and the state the provider is located in.

Other Abortion Pill Costs to Consider

Keep in mind that Ohio abortion law currently prohibits abortion beyond 20 weeks post-conception (or 22 weeks from the last menstrual period)[4]. The abortion pill has an even smaller window of 10 weeks[5].


If you’re too far along for an abortion in Ohio and plan to travel out of state, there will be additional costs to consider, such as gas or plane tickets, lodging, and meals. You should also consider the cost of emergency care if the pill fails or if you experience severe side effects.

What Should I Do Before Taking the Abortion Pill?

We get it—finding out that you’re pregnant when you don’t want to be can feel paralyzing. It can be easy to make a snap decision out of fear. But you owe it to yourself to make an empowered decision!


Take a deep breath. You’re not alone! Before taking the abortion pill, we encourage you to receive an ultrasound and explore all of your pregnancy options!

Why Do I Need an Ultrasound?

Ultrasounds rule out nonviable pregnancies, such as miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies. If your pregnancy is not viable, you won’t need an abortion, and you can move forward with the appropriate medical care.  


Ultrasounds also determine how far along you are in pregnancy (called your gestational age). This is crucial to know, as the abortion pill can’t be taken past 10 weeks of pregnancy, as mentioned above[5]

What are My Pregnancy Options?

When those two lines first appear, it may feel like you have no options. But, the truth is, you do have options! Understanding each of them and considering their impact on your life can help you make the best decision for your health and future! HerChoice is here to answer all of your questions regarding abortion, adoption, and parenting—all without judgment. 

Cost-Free Pregnancy Care in Bowling Green, OH

The abortion pill is costly. Compassionate care is priceless. The licensed medical professionals at HerChoice are here to provide the insight and support you need to make an empowered decision for your unplanned pregnancy—all at no cost to you!

Give us a call at (419) 354-4673 or schedule your appointment today. 

Please be aware that HerChoice does not provide or refer for abortion services. 


  1. Section 3901.87 | No coverage for nontherapeutic abortion. Ohio Laws & Administrative Rules. (2021, January 1). Retrieved from https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-3901.87
  2. State Funding of Abortions Under Medicaid. KFF. (2022, July 7). Retrieved from https://www.kff.org/medicaid/state-indicator/abortion-under-medicaid/?currentTimeframe=0&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22%3A%22Location%22%2C%22sort%22%3A%22asc%22%7D
  3. Carrión, F., Duffy, C., & Mendoza, C. (2022, April 27). Abortion Coverage Under Medicaid. National Health Law Program. Retrieved from https://healthlaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/FINAL-Abortion-Coverage-Under-Medicaid.pdf
  4. Court: Ohio Can’t Appeal Block on ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Law. U.S. News. (2022, December 16). Retrieved from https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/ohio/articles/2022-12-16/court-ohio-cant-appeal-block-on-heartbeat-abortion-law
  5. Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. (2021, December 16). Mifeprex (Mifepristone). U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved from https://www.fda.gov/drugs/postmarket-drug-safety-information-patients-and-providers/mifeprex-mifepristone-information