Abortion

Evaluating Your Options

If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, and are considering abortion, it is important to educate yourself about the differences in the procedures, as well as any associated risks. While the Walker Area Pregnancy Support Center does not provide or refer for abortions, we are available to present you with objective information regarding the different types of abortion procedures and can answer any questions you may have during your appointment.

Before pursuing an abortion, you will need to research the facts associated with the procedures. It is important to ask yourself questions like the following:

  • Am I eligible for an abortion?
  • What types of abortion could I have?
  • Are there any risks associated with abortion?

If you are considering an abortion, it is recommended that you speak with someone before making your decision. The staff at the Walker Area Pregnancy Support Center is available to answer any questions you may have. Please schedule an appointment today to learn more.

What You Need to Know

There are two primary types of abortion: an in-clinic procedure (known as a surgical abortion), and a medical procedure (known as the abortion pill). The method used varies from patient to patient and is chosen based on how far along the pregnancy is. This is usually determined by having an ultrasound performed.

A surgical abortion is used to terminate a pregnancy in either the first or second trimester. The medical abortion, by comparison, is a pill or pills ingested orally within the first few weeks of pregnancy. Each type of abortion comes with its own set of risks, which is why it’s important to learn all of the facts before undergoing either procedure. No matter what, give yourself time to think about your options before reaching a final decision.

If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and are not sure what to do next, please call the Walker Area Pregnancy Support Center today to schedule an appointment. While we do not perform or refer for abortions, we are available to answer any questions you may have about abortion procedures and risks. We are here to discuss your options in an open, respectful setting and are committed to providing you with facts and knowledge to help you in your decision-making process.