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Abortion Services

What abortion services are available at VA?

VA is able to offer abortion counseling, and—in certain cases—abortions to pregnant Veterans. Specifically, VA is able to provide access to abortions when the life or health of the pregnant Veteran would be endangered if the pregnancy were carried to term, or when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.

VA beneficiaries enrolled in CHAMPVA also have access to these services.

We encourage you to talk to your VA health care provider to determine if these services are clinically appropriate and available to you.

How do I know if I qualify for an abortion at VA?

VA is able to provide access to abortions when the life or health of the pregnant Veteran would be endangered if the pregnancy were carried to term, or when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. VA beneficiaries enrolled in CHAMPVA also have access to this care.

The best way for you to determine whether you qualify for an abortion at VA is to 1) determine whether you are eligible for enrollment, and 2) contact your primary care provider to discuss whether abortion is clinically appropriate for you.

For more information, please call the Women Veterans Call Center at 1-855-VA-WOMEN. You will get connected to the right staff at your VA medical facility who can assist you.

What abortion counseling services does VA offer?

Counseling for Veterans and eligible VA beneficiaries enrolled in VA health care is provided by VA health care professionals, and it is tailored to your unique needs and situation. It can include information about pregnancy options, including abortion.

Does VA offer abortions in states where abortion has been banned?

VA is taking steps to guarantee Veterans and other VA beneficiaries have access to abortion-related care anywhere in the country. VA employees, when working within the scope of their federal employment, may provide authorized services regardless of state restrictions

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The Women Veterans Call Center is your guide to women's health

If you have questions or can't find what you're looking for, you can call, text, or chat online with the Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC) at 855-829-6636 to get help and find available resources and services in your area. Trained women representatives can also help you with issues such as:

  • Enrolling in VA health care if you have not already
  • Setting up a medical appointment in your area
  • Answering questions about eligibility (including questions about disability ratings) and other VA benefits like employment, education, and home loans

WVCC representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET.

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