You think you’re pregnant, or you just received a positive pregnancy test. You cannot imagine how you could have a baby right now. We know it’s a scary time. We know you don’t want to tell your parents.
But what are the facts?
If you are a minor (under 18 years old), you need to have your parents’ permission before choosing an abortion.
The Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act requires that abortion providers give a woman information about how her baby is developing, the dangers of abortion for her health, and alternatives available to her, including financial assistance. The woman must take a 24-hour period to consider this information before any procedure can be done. She has the right to refuse any or all of the information, but it must be made available to her.
This also requires minors to have parental consent to have an abortion. This parent must attend the information meeting with the minor to provide their consent and receive information about the abortion procedure.
What do I do now?
Breathe. You don’t need to rush to make a choice. Just like any other decision in life (buying a car, choosing a college, etc), you want to research and know your options in order make a good decision. You owe it to yourself and to your health.
Here at A Woman’s Concern, we are here to help you get the facts and what options are available to you. It’s your decision, but you don’t have to make it alone.
Call us today at 717.394.1561 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a confidential appointment with our caring and compassionate staff.
Choose to know. You’re worth it.
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