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Considering Abortion?

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Considering Abortion?

You’re not alone. Many of our advocates have been where you are and know how you are feeling at this very moment. We are here to walk beside you (without judgement) during this difficult decision.

If you’re considering abortion, you need to know if you’re really pregnant and how far along you might be. We can perform a free and confidential urine pregnancy test in our office.  You just need to walk in or call for an appointment.  We will also give you factual information on abortion methods and procedures and answer any questions you might have.

If you are interested, we can also offer you a free ultrasound. Depending on how far along you are, this appointment may be done on the same day or be scheduled in the future. Having an ultrasound will help you make a better and more informed decision regarding your pregnancy.

 

Here are a few questions you might be asking.

 

What is an abortion?  Are there risks?  Is it legal?

Abortion is a medical procedure designed to end a pregnancy early by removing the fetus (or embryo) from your womb (or uterus). It most cases, abortion is elective, meaning you’re choosing to have a medical procedure performed on your body. An abortion can be performed surgically or with strong medication. Both have costs, risks and often involve more than an office visit. Abortion is legal in the state of Oregon  and there are no laws in Oregon that specifically say that a minor seeking an abortion must have parental consent.

If anyone presents any of your options as easy, cheap and quick be cautious! Parenting, adoption and abortion are all big decisions with different implications. Don’t rush your decision. Start with a deep breath, then give us a call or make an appointment. We can talk you through your options.

 

What  types of abortions are available for me and how much will it cost?

What type of abortion you choose to have will be dependent on how far along you are in your pregnancy. This can best be determined with an ultrasound.  Costs and requirements for each type of abortion vary depending upon the clinic you visit.

  • A surgical abortion: can cost up to $1,500, is performed by a medical professional, and requires a pregnancy test and a physical examination.
  • A medication abortion: can cost up to $900, requires a pregnancy test and physical examination, and is performed during several office visits while taking medication under the supervision of the doctor.

 

What happens  to my body after an abortion

What happens to a woman’s body after an abortion is often misunderstood.  Some women have no after effects, others experience a whirlwind of physical and emotional changesRead more…

 

Thinking about having an abortion makes me sad

The emotional pain is unique for each person, but the hurt is real. Reminders of a past abortion pain often arrive unexpectedly, activating a deep and forgotten hurt.  If you are sad or confused about having an abortion we are here for you. No judgement, no condemnation, just a friend who has been where you are can walk you through. Read more…

  

I’m feeling pressured to have an abortion 

If you feel like someone (boyfriend, parents, friends) is pressuring you to have an abortion or make a choice that you disagree with, don’t give up.  You have the final say in your decision and no woman should ever feel as if she is being manipulated to do something or make a choice she does not fully agree with. Read more…

 

I just can’t tell my parents I am pregnant. I would rather have an abortion so they will never know.

Breaking the news of an unplanned pregnancy is hard. You can spend time thinking about how to say it, when to say it or choosing the best words so your parents will react in your favor, but the words are never easy to get out. Think about how you felt when you first entertained the idea you might be pregnant. Shock, fear, disappointment, anger, sadness, frustration might be a few of the emotions you felt. When you tell others it’s likely that they will have those feelings too. Contact us and we can help you find the right words.

 

I feel like I am the only one who has had to make this type of decision.

Many other women have walked in your shoes. But without a doubt, most will say it was the most difficult decision they have ever made in their lives.  Read Karen’s Story   or check out this blog post “I’m not sure I’m ready to have a baby.”  It will give you something to think about and answer a few more of your questions.

 

I don’t feel like I have any other options

Every woman has three (and only three) choices when she finds out she is pregnant. She can:

  • Keep the baby and become a parent
  • Place the baby up for adoption
  • Have an abortion

We will talk with you about all of your options and provide honest, truthful answers to all of your questions. There is no easy answer for a woman facing an unexpected pregnancy, but thoughtful conversations and time often provide the best answers. Hasty decisions can lead to unintended outcomes, so we encourage women to really think about their choices. We can provide helpful tools, reading material and information to assist in making the choice.

 

So what do I do next?

  • Confirm your pregnancy with a free and confidential pregnancy test in our office.
  • Inform yourself of your options and begin thinking about your pregnancy and your future.
  • Take time to talk to a consultant or a nurse at Pregnancy Resource Center.
  • Schedule and ultrasound so you can determine how far along you are and if the pregnancy is viable.

After that, the decision is yours, but we are here to help. Find out more about our other services.

 

Contact usUnsure what to do next?           Make an AppointmentFill out an online request

 

We care about your choice! Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon is a non-profit center committed to providing women and men with accurate, up-to-date information in order to make informed decisions about pregnancy, sexual health, relationships & parenting. Because everyone should have access to this information, all our services are complimentary.