When it comes to abortion, many people see it as a crime, others see it as nothing bad. It is not a crime, nor is it something good. Indeed 70 percent of the woman who decide to have an abortion are those who are 13 years of age.
Around 40 percent of American women have been pregnant by the time they are 20 (Sonfield). There are lots of women who become pregnant at a very early stage in their life; not being ready to become mothers they feel like the only solution they have is to have an abortion. “Those who choose abortions are often minors or young women with insufficient life experience to understand fully what they are doing. Many have lifelong regrets afterward” (Lowen 9 ). “Teenagers who become mothers have grim prospects for the future.
They are much more likely to leave school; receive inadequate prenatal care; rely on public assistance to raise a child; develop health problems; or end up divorced” (Lowen 9). Having an abortion is nothing easy nor cheap; to have this done will cost someone a lot of money from their pocket. Not all abortions are the same, just as the prices on them are different. They all range depending on how long into the pregnancy the person is (Sonfield). An abortion can be done in three different stages in a pregnancy, all depending on how long into a the pregnancy a mother is in.
In the first trimester meaning in the first nine weeks of a pregnancy, a mother can choose between taking Methotrexate & Misoprostol (MTX) which is medical abortion procedure used up to the first seven weeks of pregnancy; Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA),a procedure used as early as 3 -12 weeks since the last period the mother had; or Aspiration, a surgical abortion procedure used to terminate the pregnancy that is up to 16 weeks from the last period. (Abortion Procedures During First, Second and Third Trimester.) An abortion during this time is the cheapest; to have an abortion done can range a woman from around $350 to $500 not including hospital stay or anything else just what was use to do the abortion (Sonfield). In the second trimester, the options for abortion are different, Dilation & Curettage (D & C) is the first option, which is a surgical abortion procedure used to terminate a pregnancy up to 16 weeks. It is also referred to as suction or vacuum aspiration. Dilation & Evacuation (D & E) and Induction Abortion are the other two methods. They are rarely performed surgical procedures where salt water, urea, or potassium chloride is injected into the amniotic sac or prostaglandins are inserted into the vagina, and pitocin is injected intravenously (Abortion Procedures).
The prices in this time of a pregnancy are a little higher; ranging anywhere from $650 to $700. (Abortion Facts). For the third trimester things are a little more hard to handle. The last trimester abortion is not allowed in many states due to it being 24 weeks into a pregnancy, meaning that the baby could now survive outside of the mother. The only way to have an abortion in the third trimester is surgically which are by D&E or Induction Abortion (Abortion Procedures). Being this far into a pregnancy and wanting an abortion can cost a woman thousands of dollars.
During this period an abortion is always above $1000 (Abortion Facts).