Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have listed common frequently asked questions about Partners in Abortion Care.  You will find much of the important information you are looking for.  Feel free to contact us with any other questions you may have.

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FAQs About Partners in Abortion Care

Please give our office a call to schedule an appointment. You can reach us at: (301) 932-1222. At this time, we do not offer online scheduling.

Abortion remains legal in the State of Maryland. We cannot give you any legal advice regarding abortion in your state.

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Abortion Laws by State

Abortion remains legal in the State of Maryland. We cannot give you any legal advice regarding abortion in your state.

Repro Legal Helpline

Abortion Laws by State

Currently, Partners Clinic does not accept insurance. There are resources and organizations that can help with the cost of a procedure. Please call to schedule an appointment to learn more.

We accept cash, credit cards, cashier’s checks, and money orders.

There are resources available to help offset the costs of the procedure, traveling, and accommodation. Please call to schedule an appointment to learn more.

If you would like to find assistance on your own, you can use the following resources.

Find Your Local Abortion Fund

Baltimore Abortion Fund – if you are a Maryland resident and/or traveling to a Maryland or DC clinic

DC Abortion Fund – if you are a DMV resident and/or traveling to a DC area clinic

National Abortion Federation – funds patients nationwide

To ensure the safety and privacy of our patients and staff, we do not allow children in the clinic. If you need assistance with childcare, please let us know when you make your appointment.

In Maryland, one parent/guardian must be informed about your abortion decision. If you feel you cannot share this with a parent/guardian, one of our clinicians will evaluate you on your ability to make this decision on your own. Please call to learn more.

We will keep your information confidential and we are HIPAA-compliant. We use an encrypted online system to reserve appointments. We will not call, text, or email you regarding an appointment without your explicit permission.

Sometimes anti-choice protesters gather near abortion clinics. There may be protesters present on the date of your appointment. The clinic is located on private property and has a private entrance; protestors are not allowed on the property. We do everything we can to keep our patients safe from anti-choice harassment. Please call us if you have any concerns.

At Partners Clinic, we understand that every patient has individual needs and experiences, and that every reason for seeking an abortion is valid. We will never question a patient’s decision to have an abortion.

 

When we use the term “counseling”, we are not referring to therapy or intervention. The objective of our counseling sessions is to offer support to patients and their families, educate the patient about the abortion procedure, and answer any questions that arise. In addition, we use counseling sessions to introduce ourselves to the patient and make them feel safe and comfortable in our clinic. We also use this time to confirm that the patient has not been pressured into their abortion decision.

 

Our counselors are experienced Patient Care Technicians and nurses that have been trained in trauma-informed, patient-centered care. After patients meet with a counselor, they will be asked to complete some paperwork and be introduced to the abortion provider. We understand that people of all gender identities, sexualities, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, and body types seek abortion care, and we serve patients of all backgrounds.

We require you to bring a support person with you that can stay in the area for the duration of your appointment. Your support person does not need to be in the clinic for the entire time, but they must be present to meet you at the end of each day. Support people will not be allowed to accompany the patient to the procedure room, but can accompany the patient throughout some other steps in the process.

General Abortion Information

If Partners Clinic is not the best fit for your abortion care, please use one of these online resources to find an abortion provider near you.

Ineedana.org

National Abortion Federation Clinic Finder

An uncomplicated abortion will not affect your fertility. If you would like to discuss family planning and birth control options, a clinician is happy to do so at the time of your appointment.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) are clinics, or sometimes mobile vans, that look like real medical clinics. CPCs, many of which are funded by religious institutions, try to stop people from having abortions by scaring them, shaming them, giving misinformation, and lying to them about their options.

CPCs do not offer the full range of reproductive health care services. They are not real medical clinics, which means that they don’t have to follow HIPAA or keep your information private. CPCs will advertise free ultrasounds, pregnancy tests, and counseling to lure people in. Additionally, look at their website to see if they offer abortion services or birth control: CPCs do not offer these services. Other indications of a CPC include advertising for “abortion pill reversal” (the abortion pill cannot be reversed safely), pressuring you to choose adoption or continue your pregnancy, or claiming that abortion is unsafe.

If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, you deserve to go to a real medical clinic and receive accurate information about your options. If you want to see a list of CPCs in your area, check out websites like exposefakeclinics.com, crisispregnancycentermap.com, and The Fake Clinic Database.

The Digital Defense Fund is an excellent resource to learn more about data privacy.

We are committed to providing access to abortion in Maryland and beyond

Our clinic is committed to serving patients in the mid-Atlantic region and Southeast. Our care is accessible from West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.