Understanding abortion laws can feel disorienting, especially if you already feel overwhelmed by an unplanned pregnancy.

Some states have abortion restrictions, so women travel to other states for an abortion. If you’re considering an abortion, there are five things you should know before traveling!


1. Know About the Types of Abortion.

There are two types of abortion—surgical and medical abortion (also known as chemical abortion). Before you travel, you’ll want to understand the processes and risks of these procedures.

At Mid Cities Women's Clinic, we provide confidential and compassionate abortion information. Click here to learn more.


2. Know How Far Along You Are in Your Pregnancy.

Most abortion laws depend on your gestational age, or how far along you are in your pregnancy. Additionally, a medical abortion, or abortion pill, has only been approved by the FDA for up to 10 weeks. If a woman has a regular menstrual period, then she can estimate her gestational age. But an ultrasound is a more accurate way to figure out how far along you are.

Call Mid Cities Women's Clinic for a free ultrasound today.


3. Know the Laws.

Abortion is currently banned in Texas, except to preserve the life of the mother. This will not affect care for miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. A woman who seeks or obtains an abortion will not be held criminally or civilly liable under Texas law.[1],[2]

The majority of states with abortion restrictions do not prosecute women who choose an abortion. However, in some states, individuals who aid a woman in obtaining an abortion could be civilly prosecuted. This could include aiding with transportation or finances.

You may find that other states have certain requirements like pre-abortion counseling, ultrasounds, or a waiting period before an abortion. At Mid Cities Women’s Clinic, we can provide you with free medical services.


4. Know the Cost.

As of March 2024, abortion providers charge up to $800 for medical abortion or abortion pills.[3] Surgical abortions can cost up to $1,150 in the first trimester, to $2,300 in the second trimester.[4] These costs often include fees for ultrasounds, blood tests, medications, and follow-up appointments. Traveling for an abortion also includes the cost of travel, lodging, and even missing work.

At Mid Cities Women's Clinic, we can confirm your pregnancy and perform an ultrasound for free. We do not provide or refer for abortion services, but we want to empower you with the information you need about all of your pregnancy options.

Call us today at 817-577-4387 for a confidential appointment. We will never share your pregnancy decision with anyone.


5. Know About Follow-Up.

As with any medical procedure, follow-up care is recommended to evaluate and prevent complications. Complications from abortion pills could include retained pregnancy tissue, heavy bleeding, allergic reaction, or infection. Whereas complications from a surgical abortion could include uterine perforation, infection, or bleeding.[5]


Abortion Information in Euless, Texas

We understand that abortion may feel like the best option for you right now. Before you spend time, money, and energy on traveling out of state, consider scheduling a confidential appointment at Mid Cities Women's Clinic.

We provide free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and abortion information. We’re here to help you make an informed and empowered decision!

Please be aware that Mid Cities Women's Clinic does not provide or refer for abortion services.


  1. Health and Safety Code Chapter 170A. Performance of Abortion. Texas Constitution and Statutes. (2022, August 25). Retrieved from https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.170A.htm
  2. Health and Safety Code Chapter 171. Abortion. Texas Constitution and Statutes. (2021, September 1). Retrieved from https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/pdf/HS.171.pdf
  3. As advertised by abortion providers as of March 2024.
  4. As advertised by abortion providers as of March 2024.
  5. Cleveland Clinic. (2024, February 9). What Is a D&C? https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/procedures/dilation-and-curettage
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