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Can My Boyfriend Buy the Abortion Pill?

The process of deciding whether parenting, adoption, or abortion is the right pregnancy option for you can be a challenging one! From health concerns to budgeting, there’s a lot to consider, especially if you and your boyfriend are making this choice together.

If finances are a concern during this time, you likely have a handful of questions running through your mind. Today, we will be discussing the ins and outs of whether or not your boyfriend can buy the abortion pill. 

Can my boyfriend buy the abortion pill? 

Ultimately, yes, your boyfriend can buy the abortion pill for you, but it may not be as simple as you think. While your boyfriend can be the one to pay for the procedure, it’s still necessary for you to be the one to access the abortion pill through a professional abortion provider.

Before you and your boyfriend access the abortion pill, here are a few important facts to consider: 

The abortion pill will not be covered by insurance

While your boyfriend can contribute towards or pay for your abortion, it’s important to note that insurance will likely not cover the medication.

Because private insurance plans will not cover medical expenses for individuals who are not on the plan, you will not be covered under your boyfriend’s private insurance. Additionally, if you or your boyfriend are on Florida Medicaid, state law restricts public dollars to be used to fund abortions.

With that said, whoever is paying for the abortion should expect to pay the full out-of-pocket expense. This is typically around $500 for the abortion pill medication.

Be Prepared for Additional Costs

As you discuss and budget for an abortion procedure, it’s important to consider the costs of necessary pre-abortion screenings, including lab-quality pregnancy testing, an ultrasound scan, STD testing, and medical consultation.

These screenings and tests will ensure you are eligible for the abortion pill and are not at risk for serious complications.

No One Can Force You to Have an Abortion

Having someone offer to pay for an abortion can sometimes confuse your own emotions and pressure you to go through with it, even if you’re not sure it’s what you want. Some women agree to abortion because it’s what their partner wants, while others feel as though they wouldn’t be able to afford parenting or adoption.

If your boyfriend is paying for your abortion, but you’re not sure if it’s the right option for you,  it’s important to remember that this is your decision. Nobody can force you to have an abortion and there are other affordable options.

Before accessing the abortion pill, we recommend taking time to consider if this is truly what you want. If you need a safe space to process your decision and ask questions, Palm Beach Women’s Clinic is here for you.

Your Best Next Steps

A visit to Palm Beach Women’s Clinic is the perfect next step for those considering abortion, parenting, or adoption. In addition to options counseling, we also provide free pregnancy health services, such as pregnancy testing, ultrasound scans, STD testing, referrals, education, material resources, and more.

Our no-cost and confidential services will allow you to learn more about your pregnancy, the options available to you, and the resources within our community! 

Schedule your appointment today! 

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