Once Roe v. Wade was overturned, many Wyoming women worried whether they could get abortions in the state. Abortion was made illegal in the state following the overturning, but a judge has banned the ruling. This means that abortion is still legal, including telemedicine abortions.
On March 17, Gov. Mark Gordon signed a bill prohibiting the use of abortion pills in the state, but this does not go into effect until July. The “Life is a Human Right Act,” which banned abortions in most circumstances, passed in March. However, this is challenged and blocked by a district court judge until the case is heard.
Wyoming Medicaid only covers abortions performed due to the mother’s life being in danger, rape, or incest. All other reasons must be paid for out-of-pocket.
These costs can vary; if you are still within the first 70 days of your pregnancy, you are looking at an abortion cost of around $500. If you are further along, the procedure may cost up to $3,000.
What Other Costs Does Abortion Create?
Some women believe the only cost they’ll be responsible for is the abortion procedure if Medicaid does not cover their abortions. This isn’t true; several other expenses must be factored in, including:
- Emergency medical care
- Pre-abortion screenings
- Follow-up appointments, especially if there are complications
- Mental health treatment (if you suffer adverse effects following treatment)
- Fewer paychecks (some women miss work due to abortion procedures)
Do I Have Other Options Besides Abortion?
Though it may not seem like it, you have other options besides abortion, including adoption and parenting.
Making an Adoption Plan
Adoption can be a challenging but rewarding journey. Today’s adoption plans allow the expectant mother or birth mom to select the potential adoptive parents to raise her child. She can provide her child with a loving, stable, and safe two-parent family.
Luckily, several adoption plans, including open and closed adoption, may suit your needs and lifestyle. Be sure to choose an agency that provides excellent counseling and support.
Parenting is one of the most incredible things you can experience, but it can be difficult, especially if you’re a first-time parent.
There are community resources available to help parents. We also provide parenting classes and material support. Parenting is hard work, but you don’t have to do it alone!
I Want to Learn More.
True Care Women’s Resource Center offers a variety of no-cost and confidential resources to help you. We also provide abortion recovery services to give emotional support to women experiencing the after-effects of abortion.
Contact us today to inquire about our services. You aren’t alone!