Wesleyan Doula Project

considering abortion?

If you are considering abortion as an option, please see this resource for questions to consider.

In-Clinic Procedures

  • What are the kinds of In-Clinic Abortion?
    • The most common is called aspiration, also known as vacuum aspiration, and is usually used up to 16 weeks after a person’s last period.
    • Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) is usually performed later than 16 weeks after your last period.
  • What happens during an In-Clinic Abortion? How Safe Are In-Clinic Abortion Procedures? What Can I expect After an In-Clinic Abortion?
  • How Much Does It Cost? Please see the link to the Davison Health Center’s Referrals for Abortion Services below.

Medication Abortion and the Abortion Pill

  • Refers to two medicines used to end a pregnancy – mifepristone and misoprostol. In general, it’s used up to 70 days or 10 weeks after the first day of a person’s last period. (People who need an abortion and are more than 10 weeks pregnant can have an in-clinic abortion).
  • What Happens During a Medication Abortion? How Safe is a Medication Abortion? Why Do People Choose it? What Can I Expect After?
  • How Much Does It Cost?
    • Nationwide, it can cost up to $800, but it is often less. Check with your healthcare provider.

Where Can I get an In-Clinic and/or a Medication Abortion?

Where can I get support?

  • All-Options' toll-free talkline provides confidential and judgment-free support to callers at any point before, during or after an experience with pregnancy, parenting, abortion, or adoption. Their number is: 1-888-493-0092. Find more information here.
  • Exhale Pro Voice’s after-abortion hotline: 1866-4-EXHALE. Find more information here.
  • Connect and Breathe’s after-abortion non-judgemental talkline: 1-866-647-1764. Open Tues., Wed., Thurs. 6 – 9 pm and Sat. 10 am – 2 pm EST. Find more information here.
  • For Wesleyan Students:
    • If you are interested in connecting with a doula for support before, during, or after the procedure, please email us.  Our doulas are trained to provide confidential care.
    • If you are having an abortion, request a Support Kit from us. These kits include maxi pads, hot packs, ginger ale, crackers, and a note from a doula. We also take requests for any candy or treats, if possible.

*All prices are subject to change.