NOTE: Although we don’t perform or refer for abortions, our trained and certified medical team will be able to discuss what abortion procedures are available to you.
Medical (or sometimes known as chemical) abortions use medication, rather than a surgical procedure, to terminate a pregnancy within the first 10 weeks of gestation. It is also known as the “abortion pill” or RU-486. It is not the morning-after pill. Currently about 40% of all abortions in the United States occur this way.
If you are further along in your pregnancy, a medical abortion may be ineffective. Getting a medical abortion may involve up to two visits to a clinic and may require a surgical procedure if the medical abortion is incomplete.
This is a big decision, and you deserve to have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your pregnancy. You are welcome to bring a support person with you to your confirmation of pregnancy appointment to receive critical information also.
The United States Supreme Court makes it clear that an abortion decision by any woman—even a minor—must be her decision; that it must be voluntary and non-coerced. No one can legally force you to have an abortion. (Source)
This information is intended for education purposes and is not a substitute for professional counseling and/or medical advice.
If you have any questions, call us today, and we will do our best to answer those questions and support you every step of the way. No matter what you decide, we’re here for you.