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When is it too late to get an abortion?
The answer to your question depends a lot on what state you live in. Different states have different laws about how late in a pregnancy you can get an abortion. The staff at your local Planned Parenthood health center can help you figure out how the laws in your state affect you. Regardless of where you live, you can only get a medication abortion (also known as the abortion pill) if you’re less than nine weeks pregnant. If you’re farther along than nine weeks, you’ll need to get an in-clinic abortion.
Abortion is a safe and common medical procedure, but as with any medical procedure, there are some risks. And these risks increase the longer you’re pregnant. So if you’re thinking about abortion, you should make an appointment as soon as possible to talk about your options.