Before you make any medical decision, it is important for you to have information about the possible consequences. Abortion is a medical procedure that terminates the life of your unborn child. Like any medical procedure, there are risks. You have the right to be fully informed about those risks.
Gathering information on the types of abortion procedures and their risks will help you make an informed decision. Remember, the choice is yours and even though others’ opinions matter, YOU must live with the consequences. No one can force you to have an abortion. It is the law! You are not alone. We are here to help you get the information you need to decide what is best for you.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Is there anyone pressuring me to have an abortion?
- Am I informed of all the procedures and risks?
- Have I talked with someone who has been through an abortion to discuss her experience?
- How have I viewed abortion in the past?
- Have I called 1-888-LIFE AID or a local pregnancy support center to talk with someone who will help me discuss the pregnancy, parenting and adoption support services available?
- Have I been provided with all the information required under my state’s Right to Know Act or Abortion Control Act?
There are two categories of abortions-medical (chemical) and surgical abortions. Medical or chemical abortions are done early in pregnancy and use strong medications to terminate and then induce labor contractions to deliver the baby. Surgical abortions use a series of instruments inserted through the cervix to cause it to dilate enough for the unborn child to be terminated and removed.
The baby’s heart has already begun to beat by the time the mother misses her period and begins to wonder if she might be pregnant. During the seventh through the tenth week, when the majority of abortions are performed, fingers and genitals appear and the child’s face is recognizably human. See Pennsylvania Department of Health, Abortion – Making a Decision, based on information presented by Williams Obstetrics, Eighteenth Edition, 1989; and, Moore Persaud, the Developing Human, Clinically Oriented Embryology, 7th edition, 2003, page 330.”
Abortion is a life-altering decision. You owe it to yourself to consider all the facts. Call us and we’ll connect you with a counselor who can give you the information you need.