You may have heard abortions are quick, easy, safe, free and your right as a woman. You may have friends or family who have had abortions and are encouraging you do to the same. The purpose of PRC is to provide you honest, current information so you can make the best choice for you. Let’s start with some facts.
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 involve more than an office visit:
These options require an examination and ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy viability and gestational age.
Many states require certain pre-abortion policies such as information about the procedure, fetal development, fetal pain during the procedure, required waiting periods, and physical and psychological risks. Oregon is among the few states without any of these requirements.
The U.S. National Institute of Health advises that the decision to have an abortion is a serious one that should be made after being counseled on the issue.
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.