Abortion is a hyper-polarized issue in the United States right now. It’s no wonder why. According to the American Journal of Public Health, 24% of women aged 15 to 44 years will have an abortion. But what does all this mean if you find yourself in an unplanned pregnancy and exploring the option of abortion? Here is some information to help you sort through your situation.
Why does a woman decide to have an abortion?
- She could be in school and doesn’t feel she could raise a child and finish school
- The guy she is with isn’t the one she wants to raise a child with
- Because carrying a baby nine months, only to place for adoption, feels too difficult
- The guy she is with is abusive, and she’s already been trying to leave
- She’s not ready to be a parent
- She doesn’t have the finances
- She doesn’t have the support system in place to raise a child
- She’s building her career
- Overall, it’s not a good time
When do I have to make a decision?
If you are leaning towards abortion, confirming your pregnancy is always the first step. You’ll need to know how far along you are to determine what type of abortion you can get. According to Very Well Family, early pregnancy miscarriage occurs in about 10 percent of all recognized pregnancies, second-trimester miscarriages occur in about 1 to 5 percent of pregnancies.
Who can I talk with about getting an abortion?
Most women find it empowering to understand all their options before making a final decision. At Care Net of NNY, we have trained staff members who can go over each of your options. Additionally, we will provide you with medically accurate information regarding each of your options. We know that each woman’s set of circumstances is unique. Our desire is for you to leave our office feeling empowered to make the best choice regarding your pregnancy. We never benefit financially from your decision, so you can discuss your options with absolutely no pressure.
What’s my next step?
Make an appointment at Care Net of NNY! We can confirm your pregnancy with a pregnancy test and a first-trimester ultrasound. Then you can go over all your options with a trained staff member. Additionally, we can provide community resources based on your needs and the connections we have. Remember, you’re stronger than you think you are, and we are here for you!
Make an appointment today!
Population Group Abortion Rates and Lifetime Incidence of Abortion [Internet] American Journal of Public Health [December 2017] Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5678377/
When most miscarriages happen [Internet] Very Well Family [Updated April 20th, 2020] Available from: https://www.verywellfamily.com/when-do-most-miscarriages-occur-2371739