Abortion Clinic Information
Before Visiting An Abortion Clinic
Visiting an Abortion Clinic
If you are considering visiting an abortion clinic, it’s important to understand what this choice could mean for your future. You have the option not to have an abortion, and we at Positive Choices are here to help.
Many women working with Positive Choices have chosen abortion in the past. They can empathize with your situation and offer assistance.
You don’t need to rush this decision. Take your time to think it over. Remember, no one should pressure you into having an abortion. Be aware that most abortion procedures carry certain risks.
Here are some things to know before visiting an abortion clinic:
Know The Risks of Abortion
From the experiences of thousands of women in the pregnancy care field who have had abortions, we understand that abortion can have physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological risks. These are outlined in more detail on this link – Abortion Risks
Confirm Your Pregnancy
Even if you’ve taken a home pregnancy test, it’s possible that you are not actually pregnant. Positive Choices provides a laboratory-quality urine test free of charge. Our trained advocates can provide additional information relevant to your situation, as well as details about various abortion procedures. All these services are confidential and free.
Consult a Doctor Who Doesn’t Perform Abortions
For unbiased medical advice about abortion, we recommend speaking with a medical professional who is not affiliated with the abortion industry. This ensures you receive impartial information.
Get a Free Ultrasound
A certified sonographer can conduct an ultrasound exam to confirm the viability of your pregnancy. It’s estimated that as many as 1 in 4 pregnancies end naturally in miscarriage. If your pregnancy is not viable, an abortion may not be necessary. Schedule An Appointment for a free ultrasound. This non-diagnostic ultrasound can tell you how many weeks you are into the pregnancy and may aid you in making this important decision.
Ask About the Doctor Performing the Abortion
Abortion is legal in many states, but bad medical care is not. Women have died as a result of their “safe and legal abortions.” Some have had their bodies harmed to the point that they can no longer have children. If you don’t know the doctor’s name that is doing your abortion, you may not find out. It is important to have his/her name if injury should occur. Be sure to ask for the abortionist’s name and write it down.
Be Careful About What You Sign
Many post-abortive women report that they were so upset by the emotion of the day that they signed anything put in front of them in order to, “Get out and have it done with.” If the abortion clinic asks you to sign anything, please take your time to read it over. If you don’t understand something, ask questions. If you don’t understand their answers, push them further. Don’t be in a rush because anything you sign could impact you in the future.
Understand Your Rights
It is against the law for anyone to force you to have an abortion – this includes husbands, parents, or guardians can require you to undergo an abortion against your will, even if you are a minor (under 18 years old). Pregnancy centers are available to help you in any situation. They can also help you discuss this choice with those closest to you who may be influencing your decision. The law in many states requires abortion providers to give you information on: potential complications, the development of the baby, and organizations that offer alternatives.
Ensure the Abortion Clinic is Clean
Many post-abortive women report that the general area of their abortion clinic was unclean, dusty and even smelled bad. Infections can arise from unsanitary conditions, potentially leading to infertility or even death if untreated. If you find yourself in a clinic, be sure to question their cleaning procedures and look around at the condition of each room to ensure that you are receiving truly hygienic care. If the abortion clinic does not provide sufficient information to determine these conditions, give yourself permission to leave. You can then insist on a refund of your money.
Remember, You Can Change Your Mind – Even at the Last Minute
Many women who have experienced abortion relate that they felt they could not change their mind once they had entered the facility. Others say that they waited on the abortion table to be “rescued” by the baby’s father at the last minute. Some abortion clinics even told the women that they couldn’t get their money back if they changed their mind, which is not legal.
Abortion clinics understand this choice is a difficult decision and can work to encourage you to abort even as they say, “I simply can’t do this!” Know your rights. Don’t be pressured or intimidated, particularly by the clinic staff. If you are not sure about your abortion decision, you can change your mind. If the procedure is not performed, demand your money back.
It’s Not Just a “Blob of Tissue”
Some abortion facilities tell women that their unborn children are not human but simply a “blob of tissue.” For many it is easier to have an abortion if they believe their child is not yet human. Early ultrasound photos clearly show the human form of the embryo, with arms and legs visible during the early stages of pregnancy. When some women view fetal development photos after their abortion, outlining clearly the arms and legs of the unborn child while early abortion procedures are available, many are overwhelmed and even angry that the information the clinic provided was misleading. An ultrasound will reveal the true development of your child.
Know you are not alone:
Women who feel like they have no other choice but to abort often change their minds after visiting Positive Choices. The availability of physical, emotional, and psychological support services can empower women to continue their pregnancies. Positive Choices, we offer free and confidential help at any stage of your pregnancy. No obstacle is too large to overcome with the right support and guidance.
At Positive Choices, we recognize that considering or visiting an abortion clinic is a significant and often challenging decision. It’s important to us that you feel supported, informed, and empowered throughout this process. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of what to expect, the risks involved, and the rights you have in this situation.
We believe that having access to complete and accurate information is crucial in making any health-related decision, particularly one as impactful as abortion. Our team is here to discuss your concerns, answer your questions, and provide you with the resources and support you need during this time.
Whether you need more information, someone to talk to, or assistance with understanding your options, we are here to help. Your safety, health, and peace of mind are our utmost priorities.
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and feel uncertain about your next steps, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. At Positive Choices, you’re not alone. We’re here to guide you through this journey with compassion and confidentiality.