The true cost of abortion:
The abortion procedure itself differs in price based on when and how it is performed, and the prices are generally a bit higher in metropolitan areas than rural regions. $500 - $1,500 for first trimester, $1,000 - $10,000 for later term abortions
Possible complications can range from minor infections to life-threatening hemorrhages. Cost of a full hysterectomy or uterine repair and recovery stay in the hospital: $8,000 - $20,000
Aftercare antibiotics and painkillers cost $10 to $400
Lost wages for time spent in initial consultations, mandated pre-abortion counseling, the procedure itself, and recovery time varies. Take a day's wages and multiply it by 5. For the average full-time, minimum-wage earner: $290 less taxes
Given that 44% of post-abortive women have depressive episodes that require counseling, twelve weekly sessions have been added to the cost of abortion. The price was determined using a reduced, public welfare charge of $85/week for three months. $1020
Most relationships break up after a woman has an abortion. Studies have shown that post-abortive women have a greater risk of suffering long-term relationship consequences, such as divorce later in life and abusive relationships. Divorce: $20,000
Total Abortion Cost: $29, 820 - $51,710
Double the cost if the woman is one of the 50% of all patients having a repeat abortion: $59,640 - $103,420
From a purely financial standpoint, this is a huge price tag one has to pay in a short period of time; having a so-called simple abortion has the cost of a house attached to it. For something they claim is "safer than a shot of penicillin," I see an astronomical markup on a procedure that causes nothing but pain and suffering sold under the misrepresentation of freedom.
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