Alabama has been under the spotlight lately for passing an extreme abortion law - the "Alabama Human Life Protection Act". This law makes it a felony to have an abortion at any gestation unless the mother's life is at risk or there is a "lethal anomaly". If you are seeking a late-term abortion in Alabama, Capital Women's Services may be able to help you. The reality is that late term abortion care is not available in Alabama because of the state's laws.
Although this law has passed, it has not taken effect yet. Even without the new law in place, you still cannot get an abortion after a certain point in the second trimester. If you need an abortion past 21 weeks in Alabama, there are only a handful of providers that can help you, and there are even fewer providers if you need an abortion past 24 weeks. But we are ready to help women from Alabama who need a later abortion - whether a late second trimester abortion or even a third trimester abortion.
Additionally, if you are a minor in Alabama, the state law requires that you have parental consent. Capital Women's Services does not require any consent from a parent or guardian for any woman seeking late term abortion care.
Washington, DC does not have the same legal restrictions as Alabama, so abortions are legal here up to any gestation - even up to 36 weeks. This means that Capital Women's Services may be able to help you in getting late term abortion care.
Our doctors are all board-certified Ob/Gyns who are all experienced abortion providers and who have all held medical school faculty positions and full admitting privileges at university hospitals. Under certain circumstances, we can offer later term abortion care to Alabama women, and we can offer such late 2nd trimester abortion care and 3rd trimester abortion care in either in a university hospital or in our outpatient facility.
If you need assistance in setting up travel arrangements from Alabama to obtain a late term abortion, Capital Women's Services has a specialized team of Patient Advocates who are happy to help you. The talented and caring patient advocacy team has experience with helping women make the necessary arrangements needed for later abortion care.
If you are a patient's health care provider or a genetic counselor, our team can coordinate the patient's care with you for ongoing continuity-of-care and/or for genetic testing.
These types of late term abortions are handled on a case-by-case basis and each woman will work with her own dedicated Patient Advocate to make the process as easy as possible for her.
If you wish to learn more about our late-term abortion care, click Here, or to make an appointment for a late term abortion, please feel free to call our dedicated Patient Advocates at 202-400-0235.