You can still get an abortion in Nebraska up to 20 weeks of pregnancy (or later in the event of life endangerment or serious health complications). To prioritize your health, there are a few steps you’ll want to take first.
Is Abortion Still Legal in Omaha?
You may be wondering if the recent reversal of Roe v. Wade made abortion illegal across the country.
That’s an understandable concern, but the reality is, this is not the case. Regulations do, however, vary by state.
As of July 2022, elective abortion is legal in Nebraska up to 20 weeks of pregnancy.
What Do I Need To Do Before Having an Abortion in Nebraska?
When having an abortion in Omaha, there are a few steps you’ll want to take for your personal wellness first, whether you live here or are visiting from out of town.
1. Confirm Details About Your Pregnancy.
Knowing how far along you are or the location of your pregnancy may seem impractical, but it’s important to confirm. These details affect your health and determine the type of abortion you are medically eligible for.
The FDA does not recommend taking the abortion pill if you are further than 70 days or if you have an ectopic pregnancy, for example.
A pregnancy test indicates you are pregnant, but does not determine the dating or location of a pregnancy; an ultrasound does that.
2. Take Time To Reflect.
According to the Mayo Clinic, having an abortion “is a major decision with emotional and psychological consequences. If you’re considering this procedure, make sure you understand what it entails, side effects, possible risks, complications and alternatives.”
In Nebraska, there is a mandatory 24-hour waiting period before having an abortion. Take time to learn more and explore all your emotions.
3. Obtain Parental Consent, if Necessary.
Nebraska law requires minors to have written parental consent for abortion. If you’re a teen, we understand the difficulties you may be facing talking with your parents or guardians about pregnancy and abortion.
Whether you have talked with your parents already or not, many people (including adults of all ages) find it useful to discuss their concerns and decisions with a third-party.
4. Talk It Out.
Our caring, knowledgable staff members provide a safe place for you to process your feelings and learn more about abortion, unexpected pregnancy, and sexual health.
You can make an appointment by yourself, or bring a parent or support person along. It’s confidential, and there is no cost.
Free and Confidential Women’s Health Services in Omaha, Nebraska
As you consider your abortion options in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area, call or text us at (402) 704-3374.
Our pre-abortion consultations are free and confidential, and we don’t profit from any of your sexual health decisions. Contact us today!