The first decision you have to make regarding your pregnancy is whether or not you will choose to continue with the pregnancy or terminate the pregnancy. Abortion is a medical procedure that removes the fetus from the uterus. Many think of abortion as a quick solution to a problem they now face, however, abortion can have long lasting physical and emotional consequences that may not have been taken into consideration. As with any medical procedure, there can be complications that take place. One complication many women and men do not take into consideration is the post-traumatic stress disorder that can be caused by the abortion decision.
Often women choosing abortion are under the belief that they do not have the necessary support during or after the pregnancy to parent the child. Many times fear is what drives us to make the decision before we have discussed the situation with our partner, family and friends. Don’t allow fear to make the decision for you. You might be surprised by the willingness to support you even if that support has not always been positive in the past.
There are several different medical abortion procedures. To find out more information, make an appointment to speak with a Life Choices Client Advocate who can walk you through the different procedures.
Life Choices does not perform abortions of any kind. We also do not provide referrals for abortions. We do, however, provide information describing the most widely used abortion procedures in order to help you understand what is at stake before making a decision you may regret. We feel women and couples need to have all the information available in order to make the best choice for them.