If you’ve just discovered you’re pregnant or you think you may be pregnant, then you’re probably thinking about your options. You may be wondering how you’ll cope with pregnancy or how you’ll afford to support yourself and your unborn child. You may be encouraged to make a quick decision on what choice you’ll make next. When pregnant, no decision is easy, call us for abortion education and options.
When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, women often have two immediate choices. They can choose to continue the pregnancy, or not. We do not refer for abortion.
We encourage you to stop, take a deep breath, and take time to make an informed and responsible decision. Educate yourself about the options you have available to you and your unborn child. If you need help exploring your options, there are resources available at no cost or low cost to you.
Do you wonder how much an abortion costs?
Or are you simply looking for help without the pressure?
It is typical for an abortion to cost anywhere from $300 to $3,000+ out of pocket. This cost range is based upon a number of factors, including stage of pregnancy, type of abortion procedure, geographical region and choice of anesthesia.
Abortion Cost – Avoid Pressure from Paid Services
Why? Make an informed decision without the pressure from others looking to take your money. You can get free medical assistance and detailed information without pressure. Note that we do not refer for abortion procedures.
If you have questions about abortion cost or the abortion pill, please contact us. We will listen and not pressure you. Plus, it is free and confidential!
Your first step does not have to include fee-based services. You can get answers first before having to pay for services. Call us and we can guide you through it.
To avoid fees you should be cautious of abortion providers who seek to collect nonrefundable fees before they offer counseling. Especially be aware of abortion providers who don’t give you an opportunity to ask questions. You should fully understand the risks involved before proceeding.
It is therefore easy to see why calling us for pressure free assistance is a good call. We can connect you to free services before you visit an abortion provider such as Planned Parenthood or Family Planning Associates.
Women usually have questions concerning the abortion pill. Taking a pill might seem like a quick solution to an immediate problem, but it is not without risk. We know that there is a lot of differing information out there. If you’re thinking of using the abortion pill or having a medical abortion, we are here to help you make an informed decision.
What is the Abortion Pill?
The Abortion Pill uses two medications, hormones to end a pregnancy. These medications cause changes in the lining of the uterus and cause muscle contractions that expel the pregnancy tissue. The French pharmaceutical company, Roussel-Uclaf, patented the drugs. The company’s initials provide the first part of the drug’s label, so the pill is controversial, called the abortion pill.
Patients will have bleeding and cramping (sometimes heavy bleeding with severe cramping) like those that occur during an early miscarriage.
Abortion Pill Reversal is possible.
Have you taken the first dose of the abortion pill? Do you regret your decision and wish you could reverse the effects of the abortion pill? It may not be too late. Ask about Abortion Pill Reversal.
For information on reversing the effects of the first dose of the abortion pill, call us right away 877-398-7734.
Other risks/Side Effects include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Inability to get pregnant due to infection or complication of an operation
- Allergic reaction to the medicines
- Hemorrhage (heavy bleeding) possibly requiring treatment with an operation, a blood transfusion, or both
- Incomplete removal of the unborn child, placenta, or contents of the uterus, requiring an operation
- Need for Surgery
Most of the common complications of abortion that are discussed are short-term and are a direct result of the surgical abortion procedure, abortion pill or morning after pill. The number and the severity of these problems depend on the experience of the abortionist.
However, there are complications that occur later and these long-term side effects relate primarily to fertility and reproduction. Women who have had an abortion have more than double the chance of sterility, and the chance of sterility increases with each additional abortion. 1 One study reported a 45% increase in pregnancy failure after one abortion. 2 This means that later in life, women who have had an abortion can face infertility problems.
There is also strong evidence that abortion increases the risk of getting breast cancer. A study of 1,800 women found that abortion increases the risk of breast cancer before age 45 by 50%, and an abortion of a first pregnancy for women under 18 after the 8th week increased the risk by 800% (8 times the national average). Women who in addition had a family history of breast cancer had an even higher rate, with 100% of the women in this category in this study getting breast cancer later.3
As with any medical procedure, it is important that women know what they are facing so they can make an informed decision. Clinical research provides a growing body of scientific evidence that having an abortion can have long-term psychological effects on some women. “Women who report negative after-effects from abortion know exactly what their problem is,” observed psychologist Wanda Franz, Ph.D. “When they are reminded of the abortion,” Franz testified, “the women re-experienced it with terrible psychological pain … They feel worthless and victimized.4
Researchers have now discovered a pattern of symptoms among post-abortive women that is called Post Abortion Syndrome. This syndrome is considered to be a type of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Typically there is a time of “denial,” which may last as long as five or ten years, before the emotional problems surface. Often a major life event seems to trigger the onset of symptoms, which can include debilitating depression, grief, guilt, anxiety, low self-esteem, a sense of failure, hopelessness, or emotional deadness. They may have flashbacks, nightmares, sleep disorders, communication difficulties, relationship problems, sexual dysfunction, repeated abortions, drug or alcohol abuse, or suicidal tendencies. These symptoms become worse with each additional abortion.
Many times women suffer in silence. Fear, guilt and shame often keep women from getting the help they need. If you or someone you know might be suffering from Post Abortion Syndrome, you are not alone. Please call Options for Pregnancy. We are here to help.
1. Anastasia Tzonou, et al, “Induced abortions, miscarriages, and tobacco smoking as risk factors for secondary infertility,” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Vol. 47 (1993), p. 36.
2. C Madore, et. al., “A Study on the Effects of Induced Abortion on Subsequent Pregnancy Outcome,” American Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1981, 139:516-521
3. Janet Daling, et al, “Risk of Breast Cancer Among Young Women: Relationship to Induced Abortion,” Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol. 86, No. 21 (November 2, 1994), pp. 1584-1592.
4. March 1989 congressional hearing on the impact of abortion
Facing an unwanted pregnancy can be overwhelming. Sometimes with all the pressure, it does not seem like there are abortion alternatives. It is not the right circumstances to make a quick decision. Take a step back. You can take heart in the fact that many women face this decision every day. It is not easy. Yet, it is not impossible either.
Probably the decision for most is not that simple: to have a baby or an abortion… Keep in mind there is also a third alternative: adoption. As a mother, you can choose to make an adoption plan for your child.
Why adoption? First, you can still be a mom while placing your child for adoption. That is clear.
Second, there are many women who would love to have a child or another child. However, many cannot because of various reasons. It can be a very painful experience for those who want a child and are not able. You can change another family’s life by choosing to place your child for adoption.
Know that as a birth mother you are not “giving up” your child. Rather, you are choosing a different life for your child. You are placing your baby into the arms of eternally grateful parents. They will spend their days cherishing the gift that a generous woman gave them.
Finally, families who want to adopt will also assist with any costs you may incur while pregnant.
Different Kinds of Adoption:
For quick help call us 877-398-7734.
Closed Adoption: A closed adoption is an adoption in which no information about the birthmother or the adoptive family is shared between the two. There is no contact between birthparents and adoptive parents. In a closed adoption, you won’t have contact with your child or family. As a result, records are sealed after finalization.
Open Adoption: An open adoption allows an association between the birthmother, child and adoptive parents. Open adoption takes on many forms depending on what is mutually agreed on.
Agency Adoption and Private Adoption
Adoption agencies arrange adoptions and are called “agency adoptions”. The agency takes legal possession of the child and then places it with the family. These agencies can be a public or a private one.
Private adoption is different. An attorney, doctor or facilitator arranges a private adoption, acting as the intermediary. This is of course in contrast to using a licensed adoption agency.
If you want more information on the adoption process or need assistance in any way, please contact us. We are here to help you.
If you’ve just discovered you’re pregnant or you think you may be pregnant, then you’re probably thinking about your options. You may be wondering how you’ll cope with pregnancy or how you’ll afford to support yourself and your unborn child. You may be encouraged to make a quick decision on what choice you’ll make next.
When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, women often have two immediate choices. They can choose to continue the pregnancy, or not.
We encourage you to stop, take a deep breath, and take time to make an informed and responsible decision. Educate yourself about the options you have available to you and your unborn child. If you need help exploring your options, there are resources available at no cost to you.
What is an abortion?
An abortion is when a pregnancy is ended so that it does not result in the birth of a child. Sometimes this is called termination of pregnancy. The pregnancy is ended either by surgery or by taking pills. During the first trimester it is recommended that you get a sonogram before considering the options. If you would like to schedule a sonogram, please contact our office for assistance.
Abortions can have many long-term effects so learning the facts about abortion will help those trying to decide on having an abortion. You may want to learn about the health risks during and after an abortion as well as abortion alternatives.
We are here to help. We can connect you to a clinic or center in your area that can discuss abortion and all of your options with you and help you find the services you need. Note that we do not refer for abortion procedures. This service is free of charge.
Types of Abortion Procedures:
Most surgical methods of abortion require the dilation of the cervix. A series of metal dilators (curved metallic instruments) are inserted into the cervix to increase its size of the cervix quickly. Please note that this premature stretching of the cervix can result in permanent physical injury to the mother.
The type of surgical abortion used depends on the stage of the pregnancy.
At 3-8 Weeks:
- Suction Aspiration: This is the most common type of abortion during the fist eight weeks of
pregnancy. The mother is given anesthesia and her cervix is quickly dilated. A hollow tube with
a knife-edged tip is inserted into the uterus. This instrument is then connected to a vacuum
machine by a transparent tube. The vacuum suction, tears the fetus and placenta into small
pieces that are sucked through the tube into a bottle. Medical Risks
- Dilation & Curettage (D & C): a surgical abortion procedure used to terminate a pregnancy up
to 16 weeks. It is also referred to as suction curettage or vacuum aspiration. This method is
similar to the suction method with the added insertion of a hook shaped knife that cuts the
baby into pieces. The pieces are scraped out through the cervix and discarded. Medical Risks
At 16 Weeks:
- Dilation & Evacuation (D & E): a surgical abortion procedure used to terminate a pregnancy after
16 weeks gestation. This method is similar to the suction method with the added insertion of a hook
shaped knife, which cuts the baby into pieces. The pieces are scraped out through the cervix and
discarded. Medical Risks
- Induction Abortion: a surgical procedure where a long needle inserted through the mother’s
abdomen into the baby’s sac. Salt water, urea, or potassium chloride is injected into the amniotic
sac. The baby swallows this fluid, is poisoned and dies. The mother will go into labor within
twenty four hours and give birth to a dead baby. Please note: In some circumstances these babies
have been born alive. Medical Risks
At 6 Months:
- Prostaglandin Chemical Abortion: Chemicals are used to cause the uterus to contract intensely,
pushing out the developing baby. Since these contractions are more intense than natural
contractions, the baby is usually killed by the contractions. Medical Risks
- Hysterectomy or Caesarean Section: Used mainly in the last three months of pregnancy, the
womb is entered by surgery through the wall of the abdomen. This is similar to a C-section delivery,
but in these procedures the umbilical cord is usually cut while the baby is still in the womb, thus
cutting off his oxygen supply and causing suffocation. Medical Risks