If you are seeking a late-term abortion in Massachusetts, Capital Women's Services is here to help you. The reality is that late term abortion care may not be available in Massachusetts because of laws which limit the availability of late term abortions. But we are ready to help women from Massachusetts who need a later abortion - whether a late second trimester abortion or even a third trimester abortion.
Washington, DC does not have the same legal restrictions as Massachusetts, so abortions are legal here up to any gestation - even up to 36 weeks. Under current Massachusetts law, abortion care is not available beyond 24 weeks of pregnancy unless it is necessary to save the life of the mother. This law means that abortion in Massachusetts is not legal for many common fetal indications experienced during a pregnancy. Unfortunately, many women in Massachusetts do not have the ability to obtain an abortion beyond 24 weeks unless your life is at risk. Additionally, there are only a few providers in Massachusetts that actually offer abortions up to 24 weeks. Capital Women's Services is in an area where abortion past this gestation is legal and available. We may be able to help you in getting late term abortion care, no matter your gestation.
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 Massachusetts 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 are traveling to Capital Women's Services for a late term abortion, you may need to make travel arrangements. Capital Women's Services talented and caring patient advocacy team can help you with your travel arrangements.
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.