If you are seeking a late-term abortion in Virginia, Capital Women's Services is here to help you. The reality is that late term abortion care may not be available in Virginia because of laws which limit the availability of late term abortions. But we are ready to help women from Virginia who need a later abortion - whether a late second trimester abortion or even a third trimester abortion.
Virginia law prohibits abortion after the start of the third trimester, or about 25 weeks, as well as putting forth strict guidelines for those seeking termination regardless of gestation. Minors seeking termination are mandated by law to notify their parents and are not able to move forward with a procedure unless they obtain parental consent. In addition to this, women are burdened with a 24-hour waiting period after preliminary counseling. All of these laws place unnecessary obstacles on women and hinder their reproductive freedom.
Washington, DC does not have the same legal restrictions as Virginia, 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 Virginia 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.