Posts Categorized: Abortion

Why schedule an Ultrasound before abortion?

When Amanda finally had the courage to look at the pregnancy test sitting next to the  bathroom sink, she was devastated to see two lines.  There was no way to stay in denial any longer.  That nausea and extreme fatigue she had been feeling could have just been the flu.  Right?  Wrong.  She had known… Read more »

Someone I know wants an abortion…what do I do?

Your friend, sister, or daughter just told you she is pregnant.  You may be shocked or disappointed in her.  Think about how she is feeling too.  She is facing an overwhelming situation and needs you right now!  Perhaps she has told you she is considering abortion or is seeking out an abortion.  You can show… Read more »

Post-Abortion

Some women who have had an abortion feel as if they are all alone.  However, 33% of American women have had an abortion.  Not many of these women ever talk about their abortion.  Professional counselors have discovered that many women who’ve had an abortion are unable to process painful thoughts and emotions that arise from… Read more »

Legal Rights for Women Seeking Abortion

If you are considering abortion, you can protect your health and safety by knowing your legal rights.  You have the right to insist that the abortionist is a licensed physician.  You also have the right to know if the physician has ever had a history of malpractice or has ever had his/her license to practice… Read more »

Surgical Abortion

The most common type of early surgical abortion is the suction curettage or vacuum aspiration procedure, which is performed in an abortion clinic or health care provider’s office.  The suction curettage is offered up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.  In this type of abortion, a suction device is inserted into the uterus to remove the… Read more »

Medical Abortion

Medical Abortion A medical abortion may be performed before nine weeks (63 days from the start of one’s last menstrual period) and must be prescribed by an authorized medical provider. A medical abortion is a three step process.  The first two steps include taking two different medications, two days apart.  The medications, mifepristone (RU486) and… Read more »

Miscarriage

What is a miscarriage?  Miscarriage is a spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before the 20th week.  Approximately 10-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, however the actual number could be much higher because many pregnancy losses occur before a woman even knows she is pregnant (Mayo Clinic, 2013).  In 2008, the United States CDC reported that… Read more »

Ultrasounds, Ectopic pregnancy, and Abortion

Ultrasound can also determine if you have an ectopic pregnancy.  Up to 20 out of 1000 pregnancies are ectopic (Mayo Clinic, 2012).  According to the ACOG, an ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants somewhere outside of the uterus.  This type of pregnancy cannot survive and may cause damage to the surrounding maternal tissue… Read more »

Information on abortion and ultrasounds

Before seeking an abortion procedure, you need to know if your pregnancy is viable.  If your pregnancy is not viable, medical attention is appropriate through a doctor’s office or emergency room rather than at an abortion clinic.  How do you know your pregnancy will continue?  According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a… Read more »

My Choices

The pregnancy test is positive – suddenly you feel scared and overwhelmed. It can be difficult to make decisions when you feel like your life is spinning out of control. At the Pregnancy Resource Center, you won’t find anyone judging you or telling you what to decide. The PRC is trusted by women who are… Read more »