Abortion Education

picture of young woman hand with shoes on the railwayWhen a woman finds out she is pregnant, one thing is for certain: life is going to change. Whatever decision she makes will have significant impact on her life and her loved ones, both now and in the future. But, it is her responsibility to make an informed decision.

Pregnancy Choices desires to help women comprehend each option available to her. In our society, every woman has three options for the outcome of her pregnancy: women can make an adoption plan, choose to parent or have an abortion.

Let's discuss the option of abortion…

Simply put, abortion is the procedure that terminates a pregnancy. A pregnancy is the state of carrying a developing embryo or fetus within the female body. It is the starting point of every human life.

Did you know there are different forms of abortion?

  • Medical: specific medications are used to end the pregnancy; this is a non-surgical method.7

  • Surgical: different surgical procedures are used to end the pregnancy, such as vacuum or suction aspiration, Dilation & Curettage (D&C), and Dilation & Evacuation (D&E).8

Because it is possible to have a false-positive urine pregnancy test, a pregnancy should be confirmed through ultrasound. An ultrasound can determine if the pregnancy is viable (meaning it is capable of developing). If the pregnancy is not viable, an abortion may not be necessary as a miscarriage may be imminent. In addition, abortion methods and procedures change as a pregnancy develops. An ultrasound can also provide accurate information regarding the development and stage of pregnancy. We offer free limited obstetrical ultrasounds. Please contact us to make an appointment.

Do you understand that it is OK to change your mind?

Abortion is a choice – meaning you can change your mind at any time. It's OK to say, "I need more time to consider my decision," if you are in the waiting room or even on the table prepped for your procedure. Don't feel pressured to proceed just because you feel like you have to. It's your body; you have the right to listen to your instincts.