Providing safe, confidential, legal abortions and resources to those in need.
As of May 26th, 2022, abortion is illegal in Oklahoma. House Bill 4327 makes all abortions illegal after fertilization, with limited exceptions for rape and incest (only if reported to law enforcement), or to save the life of a pregnant person in a medical emergency.
If you are an Oklahoma resident, pregnant and in need of an abortion, it is still legal for you to travel out of state to have an abortion where it has not been banned. You can find your nearest out-of-state provider through ineedana.com.
If you need help paying for your abortion or costs related to traveling for your abortion such as transportation, childcare, abortion doulas, translation services, or finding a place to stay during your trip, please visit abortionfunds.org for financial assistance. Abortion funds work together with clinics to bridge financial barriers and allow all patients to access the full spectrum of reproductive health options.
Typically, abortion procedures up to 18.0 weeks can be completed in a single-day appointment. After 18.0 weeks, a 2-day procedure is required. However, physician discretion may be taken into consideration. Please call our Wichita clinic directly for more information on post 18.0 week procedures or with any other questions you may have. We provide abortion care up to the Kansas state legal limit of 21.6 weeks gestation.
What is medication abortion?
Medication abortion is a safe and effective option for up to 11 weeks into a pregnancy, and can also take place partially or entirely outside a clinic setting, making them more accessible to those who have to travel out of state for their abortions.
Medication abortion is sometimes referred to as “the abortion pill” but is usually a combination of two pills, mifepristone and misoprostol. Mifepristone is taken first and blocks your body’s production of progesterone, ending your pregnancy, and misoprostol is taken 24 to 48 hours later to cause contractions and empty the uterus. The most common effects people experience are cramping and bleeding, which are normal and show that the medication is working.
Do abortion pills have side effects?
Medication abortion is an extremely effective, common, and well-researched procedure. Since the FDA’s approval of Mifepristone in 2000, millions of people have chosen medication abortion to safely end their pregnancies with extremely rare reported cases of serious complications.
For more information on medication abortions, check out this zine from our friends Reproductive Health Access Project.
What is a procedural abortion?
A procedural abortion can refer to aspiration abortions or abortions by dilation and evacuation (D&E). Aspiration abortions remove pregnancy tissue from the uterus through gentle suction.
Procedural abortions are conducted by qualified medical professionals in compliance with relevant laws and regulations, ensuring the well-being and autonomy of the pregnant individual.
Dilation and evacuation (D&E) is a common method of procedural abortion used for pregnancies beyond the first trimester. This procedure involves a combination of cervical dilation and gentle suction to remove the contents of the uterus. The process begins with the cervix being dilated to provide access to the uterine cavity. Then, using specialized instruments, the medical provider removes the pregnancy tissue, which may include the fetus and placenta.
D&E abortions are typically performed between the 13th and 24th weeks of pregnancy and are considered safe and effective (note: the legal limit for abortions in Kansas is 22 weeks). This method is preferred in later stages of pregnancy as it reduces the potential risks associated with more invasive procedures.
For more information on procedural abortions, check out this zine from our friends at the Reproductive Health Access Project.
Whether you live in Wichita or are coming in from out of state, we want you to have the most comfortable, stress-free experience you can. Before your appointment, please read through the information below for our tips leading up to and after your appointment.
Your full payment is due at the date of your appointment. We accept cash, credit, and PayPal. We do not accept checks. The prices listed are for out-of-pocket costs without insurance. Insurance plans and coverages vary, and could cover all or part of your visit. Contact our clinic or your insurance provider for help figuring how much you’ll need to pay. Payments will be due in full on the day of your appointment.
We know that you have a lot on your mind and that the cost of your service may be a concern. If you need help paying for your abortion, please contact our office to discuss funding options available.
Please visit abortionfunds.org to find information on state-based and national abortion funds that may be able to fund part or all of your procedure.
What should I expect after my abortion?
After your procedure, whether medication or procedural abortion, you'll want to rest at home until you feel ready to resume normal activities. Avoid any overly strenuous or painful activities.
You may bleed occasionally for up to four weeks after your abortion, and pregnancy symptoms (including nausea, weariness or breast tenderness) may persist for one to two weeks. If you notice an abnormal or excessive amount of bleeding, or have cramps/pain that is not relieved by ibuprofen or your prescribed pain medication, please reach out to us at the after-care number provided at the time of your appointment.
When will my period return?
Your menstrual period should begin four to eight weeks following your abortion. It is possible to become pregnant during this time, and we recommend you continue to use the birth control of your choice if you do not wish to be pregnant.
For more information about abortion procedures and recovery, you may read more from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists>>
How do I prepare for my appointment?
Please be on time. Because individual patient needs and doctor scheduling limitations can make it difficult to move appointments around, we cannot accept patients over 30 minutes late to check-in without prior communication with the office. If you think you may not be able to make your appointment, please contact us at 316-260-6934 so we can make any required arrangements. Some situations may mean that we need to reschedule your appointment. If you need to reschedule your appointment, please give us a call at least 24 hours before your scheduled time.
We will try to see you as quickly as we can, but please plan to be in the office for 8-10 hours for your visit, including for medication abortions. Your visit may be faster, but we typically only have one provider in our clinic for all our patients and laws in Kansas and restrictions in neighboring states often mean that our appointment and wait times are impacted.
If you want to use sedative medications (IV or Valium) for the procedural abortion, you will need a driver or Uber/Lyft. We will not be able to provide general anesthesia for your procedure. We encourage you to eat before your visit and stay hydrated, as some medications can make people feel sick on an empty stomach. You can also bring snacks or drinks with you as you wait for your appointment.
What should I bring to my appointment?
You will need a valid ID for your appointment, in the form of one of the following: a State ID, driver’s license, school ID with your name and photo, passport, military ID, or a credit card with your name and photo. If you are a minor bringing an adult for support, they will also have to provide a valid ID in one of these forms. This is a security procedure, and your information will be kept confidential and is protected under HIPAA.
For your safety and ours, if you have any bags or large items, our security guard will search them. We do not allow weapons inside our facility – including pocketknives and pepper spray.
We recommend that you dress comfortably, and in layers. If you are having a procedural abortions we also recommend underwear that will fit a maxi pad. We recommend that you leave jewelry or valuables at home or in your car. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
While you wait, you may also want to bring a phone charger, and something to keep yourself occupied, like a book, a podcast or laptop to watch your favorite show. If you would like to watch or listen to something, please bring headphones to avoid disturbing other patients.
We require that you wear a properly fitted face mask that covers your nose and mouth while you are in the clinic. You can lower your mask to eat or drink or while you are outside, but we ask that you keep your mask on indoors, including when you are by yourself in the exam rooms.
How do I get to the clinic?
Our Wichita clinic is located at 5107 E. Kellogg Drive. The closest intersection is East Kellogg Drive and South Oliver Street. The entrance to our facility is on Bleckley Street. When you are on East Kellogg Drive (which is a one-way, highway access road), you will need to turn right onto South Bleckley Street, and then left into our parking lot. The main entrance to the clinic is on the east side of the building, toward the north end of the parking lot. If you are not immediately let in, please ring the doorbell by the entrance and someone will come by to let you in.
Will there be protestors?
You may encounter protestors outside the gated entrance. We recommend that you keep your windows rolled up and drive past them into the parking lot, as you are not required to stop at the gates for any reason and are not obligated to interact with them. Protestors are not permitted on our property.
Can I bring a friend or family member with me to my appointment?
At this time, only patients can come into the building. Minors can bring one accompanying adult with them into the building. If you are traveling with someone, they may wait in the parking lot for you or drop you off and pick you up at the end of your visit. If you would prefer to wait outside or in the car with them, please check in inside to get your paperwork started