Murrieta, CA

Planned Parenthood, Murrieta Health Center

Services

Abortion Pills available

up to 11 weeks

Costs can vary based on how long you’ve been pregnant. It’s also helpful to consider your potential travel costs. For a full and personalized estimate,

Hours

Timezone: Pacific Daylight Time

Thursday

7:30 am - 6:00 pm

What are your biggest questions?

  • How much do abortions cost?

    In the US, the average cost of a first-trimester abortion (up to 12 weeks) averages between $500-600 in most of the country.

    The average cost of second-trimester abortion often goes up by week of pregnancy. It can vary from $500 to $12,000.

    California requires abortion coverage for all health plans regulated by the state. California also has free or low-cost programs that can help you pay for an abortion if you need it. Minor Consent Medi-Cal, in particular, is a good option for young people to ensure confidential access.

    When calling a clinic, it may be helpful to ask what the price of an abortion is based on how long ago your last period was. If you need help paying for an abortion, let the clinic know. They may be able to offer help or connect you with a local abortion fund.

  • What’s an in-clinic abortion like?

    An in-clinic abortion takes place in a clinic or hospital. They’re medically very safe and 99% effective. There’s a variety of names used for in-clinic abortions, as well as different types. Some names you might come across are surgical abortion, procedural abortion, dilation and evacuation (D&E), dilation and curettage (D&C), or vacuum aspiration. It can be a bit overwhelming keeping track of all of these! What’s important is they’re all very safe and effective.

    With a first trimester in-clinic abortion (up to 12 weeks), your doctor will numb and dilate your cervix in order to insert a narrow flexible tube into your uterus. The tube will then remove the pregnancy tissue with suction. The suction portion takes about a minute and the entire procedure takes around 10 to 20 minutes.

    If you need an abortion later in pregnancy (over 13 weeks), you’ll likely have what’s called a dilation and evacuation (D&E). It may take place over two consecutive days and require multiple visits to a provider. This procedure also involves suction to empty your uterus.

    One thing to keep in mind is that in-clinic abortions later in pregnancy cost more with fewer providers to choose from. That’s why it’s helpful to contact a verified clinic as soon as you’re able to.

    Some clinics offer pain and sedation medications to help you feel more comfortable before, during, and/or after the procedure. Be sure to ask the clinic before you arrive about your options.

    If you can't afford an abortion, or the costs associated with travel, there are organizations ready to help..

  • What about abortion pills?

    Medication abortion is a way to terminate an early pregnancy by using medications. It’s often called the ‘abortion pill’, and it’s an option during the first ten weeks of pregnancy.

    It works through a combination of two drugs: Mifeprex and Misoprostol. At the clinic, you will swallow a tablet of Mifeprex. This pill is designed to stop the growth of the pregnancy and prepare your body to pass pregnancy tissue. Your provider will send you home with tablets of Misoprostol and instructions for the next step.

    At home, you should expect to have cramping and bleeding. You may also experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever and chills. For most people, the abortion will be complete within 24 hours. Most clinics will schedule a followup appointment to confirm the pregnancy has been terminated.

    In California, you can skip the clinic appointments and order abortion pills online through a virtual clinics like Choix and Abortion on Demand - both are members of the Abortion Care Network.

    For more information on the abortion pill and ordering online, check out Plan C's website.

    If you have additional questions about medication abortion or need assistance while having one, there is a hotline run by medical professionals. Contact them at 1-833-246-2632. They're available via call or text for 18 hours a day.

    If you'd like peer support and info throughout the process of planning or having an abortion with pills at home, call or text Reprocare - open 7 days a week at 833-226-7821

  • What are the restrictions in my state?

    Abortion in California is legal until "viability". Abortions after viability are banned except when the life of the pregnant person is at risk. Otherwise, there are no significant restrictions on abortion, such as parental consent, age limits, or waiting periods. In addition, abortion services are covered by state-funded health insurance.

    Providers are required to distribute materials prepared by the state and/or conduct state-directed counseling.

    Despite the relative accessibility of abortion in California, you should still take care to avoid crisis pregnancy centers or fake clinics. In many states, there are more of these than actual abortion providers, and they will come up when you search Google or the phone book. All providers on ineedana.com have been verified as real providers.

    We work diligently to keep this site as updated as possible. If you find something that is out of date on this site, please fill out this form.

  • I need help. Who can I talk to?

    We’ve tried to provide answers and clear information on what to expect in seeking abortion access on this site because, we get it, we all hate talking on the phone. However, speaking to a knowledgeable counselor can actually feel great.

    ACCESS is a California organization that provides a healthline and practical support for people seeking abortions. You can call them at
    English 1.800.376.4636
    Español 1.888.442.2237

    They provide free and confidential information, referrals, advocacy and peer counseling on the full range of reproductive and sexual health issues, with a special expertise in pregnancy options and abortion services. They can help you find a clinic, navigate using insurance, get a ride to and from your appointment, as well offering counseling on various options. Their services are open to all folks living in California -- your age, income, insurance or immigration status does not matter!

    ALL-OPTIONS talkline is another great resource to speak to someone about… all of your options. You can talk to them if you’re trying to decide what to do about a pregnancy, or if you’re feeling complicated emotions about a decision you’ve already made. They’re happy to talk about anything related to pregnancy, abortion, adoption, and parenting related. Their hotline is toll free and available Mon-Fri 10-1am, Sat-Sun 10-6pm EST

    CALL 1-888-493-0092 Still not ready to pick up the phone? On the internet, there's an incredible community on reddit at /r/abortion, ready to help. You can sign up and create a "throwaway" account to message the group. If you'd still like to do some personal research before talking to anyone, check out this [Pregnancy Options Workbook](https://www.pregnancyoptions.info/pregnancy-options-workbook) from Cedar River Clinics. Have a suggestion for another question we should include on the site? Let us know!"