Abortion is legal in Nevada within the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. After 24 weeks, an abortion may be performed only if the physician has reasonable cause to believe that the abortion is necessary to preserve the life or health of the pregnant woman.
Is there a waiting period to have an abortion in Nevada?
There are no waiting periods or parental consent requirements for abortion in Nevada. However, the following restrictions do apply:
- A minor must have the consent of one parent or legal guardian to have an abortion, unless she can prove that she is emancipated or that the abortion is necessary to protect her health.
- A physician must provide the pregnant woman with certain information about abortion, including the risks and benefits of the procedure, before performing an abortion.
- A physician may not perform an abortion if he or she has a conscientious objection to abortion.
If you are pregnant and considering abortion, it is important to talk to a doctor or other healthcare provider to get more information about your options. We here at Women’s Resource Medical Center of Southern Nevada can talk to you about abortion and other pregnancy options. You can contact us or make an appointment now.
Does Medicaid or Insurance Pay for Abortions in Nevada?
Here are some additional things to keep in mind about abortion laws in Nevada:
- Abortion is not covered by Medicaid or other government insurance programs. However, there are some private insurance plans that do cover abortion.
- There are a few cities in Nevada that have ordinances that restrict abortion. However, these ordinances have been challenged in court and are not currently in effect.
The abortion laws in Nevada are often changing. It is important to stay up-to-date on the latest laws so that you can make informed decisions about your healthcare.
Recent Changes to Nevada Abortion Laws
There have been a few recent changes to Nevada abortion laws. In May 2023, Governor Steve Sisolak signed an executive order that prohibits state agencies from assisting in investigations conducted by other states into their own residents who’d sought abortion care in Nevada.
This order was in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which allowed states to make their own decisions regarding abortion laws, removing the federal legal protections for abortions.
Free Pregnancy Resources in Nevada
If you are facing an unexpected pregnancy, there are many resources available to help you here at the clinic. We provide free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, counseling and prenatal care.
No matter what decision you make, you are not alone. There are people who care about you and want to help. Reach out to us today.