Is Abortion Legal in Kansas?

Currently, abortion is legal in Kansas up to 22 weeks of pregnancy[1]. We strongly recommend receiving an ultrasound before an abortion in Kansas. Keep reading to find out why.

Why Do I Need an Ultrasound?

You may be wondering why you’d want an ultrasound, especially if you’re considering abortion. The answer is that ultrasounds provide the insight needed to make an informed and empowered decision for an unplanned pregnancy. They determine two key things about your pregnancy: viability and gestational age.

What is Pregnancy Viability?

A viable pregnancy means that the pregnancy is living and progressing properly. For example, at about 6 ½ – 7 weeks gestation, the embryo should have a detectable heartbeat[2]. An ultrasound can rule out a nonviable pregnancy, such as a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy—in either case, medical care other than an abortion will be needed, which we can give you a referral for.

What is Gestational Age?

Different types of abortion are limited to certain gestational ages. For example, the abortion pill is not offered after 11 weeks of pregnancy. The date of your last period can give you a clue as to how far along you are, but an ultrasound is even more accurate and can be helpful if your periods have not been regular.

If you’re considering abortion, knowing your gestational age helps you narrow down what types of abortion might be available to you, whether it’s a pill or a surgical procedure. Our compassionate client advocates will help you explore all of your pregnancy options, so you can make the best choice for your health and future.

Consider receiving a free ultrasound at A Better Choice If your ultrasound determines that you’re too far along to take the abortion pill, our compassionate client advocates will help you explore all of your pregnancy options, so you can make the best choice for your health and future!

Free Ultrasounds in Wichita, KS 

No matter where you are in your unplanned pregnancy journey, you aren’t alone. Our team is here to provide the support and vital information needed to make an informed decision.

Don’t wait to get the care you deserve! Call or text us at  (316) 685-5757  or schedule your appointment online today.

Please be aware that this article is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Our limited ultrasound examination is strictly for the purposes of confirming your pregnancy, detecting fetal cardiac activity, and estimating gestational age. We cannot diagnose any medical problems you may be experiencing, pregnancy-related or otherwise.

Sources

  1. Article 67. – ABORTION. Kansas State Legislature. (2022). https://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2023_24/statute/065_000_0000_chapter/065_067_0000_article/065_067_0003_section/065_067_0003_k/  
  2. Early Fetal Development. American Pregnancy Association. (2023, September 20). https://americanpregnancy.org/healthy-pregnancy/pregnancy-health-wellness/early-fetal-development/  
  3. Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. (2021, December 16). Mifeprex (Mifepristone). U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved from https://www.fda.gov/drugs/postmarket-drug-safety-information-patients-and-providers/mifeprex-mifepristone-information 
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