Abortion in Nebraska Everything I need to know

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may feel overwhelmed with your options and have many questions. You may have decided you want to proceed with an abortion in your home state of Nebraska. Or maybe you want more information before you decide and move forward with your next step. Wherever you’re at, we want to give you information specific to your state to make an informed decision. State abortion laws are often changing depending on where you live.


Nebraska Abortion Requirements

There are some legal steps you will need to take before going in to get an abortion. Nebraska state law requires women to receive counseling on abortion facts and wait 24 hours after that to move forward with the procedure.

It’s also illegal in Nebraska to get an abortion if the fetus is over 20 weeks gestation (or 22 weeks after the last menstrual cycle) without an adequate exception to protect a woman’s health and for cases of rape or incest


Do I Need Permission to Get an Abortion?

We know how difficult it can be to tell your parents about an unplanned pregnancy. If you are under the age of 19, Nebraska law requires you to have parental consent in written form.


Will My Insurance Pay for the Abortion?

An abortion procedure can cost as low as $500 and all the way up to $5,000 depending on how far along your pregnancy has progressed. This does not include the cost of possible medical complications that could occur as a result of the abortion. With that, you may be wondering if insurance covers abortion. This question can get a bit complicated. 

Most of the time in the state of Nebraska, your insurance will not cover abortion. Nebraska’s law entails that both private and public funded insurance plans don’t cover abortion, only for life endangerment, incest, or rape.


Confirm Your Pregnancy First

Before you begin the abortion process, you want to make sure you are pregnant. If you haven’t already, confirm your pregnancy through a medical-grade pregnancy test and ultrasound

An ultrasound will allow you to know if your pregnancy is viable, where your pregnancy is placed, and how far along you are. You can also be notified if there are potential health concerns if you were to go about an abortion procedure.


Consider The Risks of Abortion

If you are considering either a surgical or medical abortion, you want to be aware of the health risks/concerns of these risky procedures. According to mayoclinic.org, these are some health side effects to be aware of:

  • Prolonged & heavy bleeding
  • Some type of infection
  • An incomplete abortion (This may lead you to have to get a surgical abortion)
  • Digestive discomfort
  • Abdominal cramping/pain
  • Fever

Know All Your Options

On the fence about what you’re doing next? Consider exploring all three options of abortion, adoption, and pregnancy. We are here to help you in your time of need with resources and information about each option. If you would like to learn more about all your options as a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, schedule an appointment with us today.

Schedule an Appointment

Our Assure Women’s Center provides free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds. We also provide information on pregnancy options for those who need it. Call us any time at 402-704-3374 to set up your appointment in the Omaha area. If you think you might be pregnant, Assure is your Best First Step!


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