Will My Insurance Pay For My Girlfriend’s Abortion Pill?
Is your girlfriend experiencing an unexpected pregnancy? You are not alone. It’s important to remember not to pressure your girlfriend into making a certain pregnancy decision. She may need your support right now without judgment or pressure.
Maybe you and your girlfriend are considering abortion, and you’re worried about the costs. Abortion can be pricey, especially if your girlfriend doesn’t have insurance.
Is My Girlfriend Covered?
Abortion laws and insurance policies vary state by state. First, you should know that in the state of Kentucky, abortion is completely banned unless it is to protect the life or health of the mother. This also means health insurance in Kentucky will not cover your girlfriend’s abortion outside of those circumstances.
In general, health insurance companies require legal obligations such as marriage or domestic partnership to extend coverage to more than just the policyholder.
Understand the Risks
Are you overwhelmed with an unexpected pregnancy and knowing how to support your girlfriend right now? First, it’s important that your girlfriend confirm her pregnancy before riding the rollercoaster of emotions.
Though every woman’s experience with abortion is different, there are shared common risks that women encounter. Here are some of the most common risks involved when taking the abortion pill:
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
- Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
It’s important that your partner receives proper pregnancy confirmation through a pregnancy test. The FDA only recommends the abortion pill for women up to 10 weeks, so it’s important to confirm your pregnancy and receive an ultrasound referral to verify the age of your pregnancy.
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