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How Much Does an Abortion Cost? The Lives of a Mother and Child

by Cassy Fiano | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 8/20/13 5:44 PM

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Abortion advocates often use finances to explain why women need to be able to legally kill their unborn child. They bemoan the plight of low-income women, who can’t afford to have another child — and need taxpayers to pay for abortions because they can’t afford that, either.

What these same abortion backers don’t often mention, though, is what an abortion actually costs.

How much an abortion will cost a woman depends on how far along she is in her pregnancy. The National Abortion Federation gives general estimates of what a woman should expect to pay. Early in her first trimester, an abortion will cost somewhere between $350 – $500.

As she progresses through the pregnancy, the cost will increase. After 20 weeks, she should expect to pay at least $1,000, if not several thousand dollars. Many women also have to travel to get an abortion, so they would need to add travel costs into their totals as well. This is why pro-aborts say that taxpayers need to fund abortion.

But abortion doesn’t just cost women financially. There are other costs, which the abortion advocates rarely mention. Abortion comes with enormous risks to women, risks they’re often never told about. Women might end up paying for their abortion in a number of other ways, whether they have to open their wallet or not.

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These are just a handful of the risks that can come with abortion. Most women know how much they will have to pay for an abortion before they walk through the doors of the abortion clinic… but how many of them know just how much that abortion may end up costing them?

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LifeNews Note: Cassy Fiano is a twenty-something Florida native now living in Jacksonville, North Carolina who writes at a number of conservative web sites. She got her start in journalism at the Florida Times-Union. She is the mother of two sons, one of whom was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. This originally appeared at Live Action News.