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California State Abortion Clinics

Abortion in California

Abortion is one of the most commonly performed medical procedures and about  1 in 4 women* will have at least one abortion in their lifetime. In California, you can have an abortion for any reason until around 24 weeks into the pregnancy. After that time, an abortion may be performed only if it’s medically necessary and threatens the pregnant person’s life. Not all clinics will perform abortions up to the maximum gestational age, so we recommend checking sites like ineedana.com to review your options.

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How to get an abortion at home in California

While some states currently require a provider be physically present to prescribe abortion medications, thus banning telehealth abortion care, many states like California, do have less restrictive laws and policies that allow it. Abortion advocates are working to make online access to medication abortion commonplace and have implemented various services across the country.

Hey Jane offers virtual office visits for people who are over 18 years old and are up to 10 weeks pregnant. If interested, and living in California or another eligible state, you can speak with a licensed abortion provider via a secure chat or, if preferred, a video or phone appointment. A provider will review your health history and answer any of your questions about having a medication abortion. Once approved, you’ll receive your abortion medications in an unmarked box in 1-3 days.

Hey Jane offers text-support 7 days a week, from 10am to 8pm EST at (405) 342-3654. If you’re a current patient experiencing medical concerns, we are available 24-hours a day. If you have remaining questions, check out our resources for support, as well as our FAQs for answers to common questions.

Finding an Abortion Clinic in California

Seeking out an abortion is a vulnerable experience for many, which makes finding a compassionate and safe abortion clinic extra important. Television, movies, and anti-choice literature often present abortion clinics as dark, dirty, or scary places. In reality, most clinics are clean, bright, and respectful of your wants and needs.

To find the right clinic for you, consider how far along you are in your pregnancy. Some clinics only offer abortion procedures up until a certain gestational age, so you’ll want to call to confirm that you’re eligible before scheduling.

Word of mouth is a great way to find a trustworthy clinic, so if you’re comfortable sharing your plans to have an abortion with your close friends or family, they may offer some recommendations. 

When searching for clinics online, use caution. You’ll want to avoid scheduling with a fake clinic, sometimes called a “crisis pregnancy center,” a type of organization that often appears clinical online and in-person, but are generally not medical clinics and are funded by  anti-choice organizations aimed at preventing pregnant people from accessing abortion care. Ineedana.com is a helpful tool for locating real abortion clinics. You can search below to find the best options near you.


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