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Why Talk to Us About Abortion?

If you have an unplanned pregnancy and are considering abortion you may be wondering if going to a women’s medical clinic like Hope Clinic for Women is a good option.

Abortion is a serious medical procedure that comes with a chance of risks and side effects, so getting all the information you can about both your pregnancy and abortion are very important.

Hope Clinic offers all services free of charge. This means that you can be confident that the information we provide is designed to empower you to make the best decision about your health and future.

Get the Facts You Need

Having all the information you can about your pregnancy before making a decision is very important. For example, a medical abortion—also known as the abortion pill—is only an option in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. If your pregnancy is older than 10 weeks you will need to have a surgical abortion.

The best way to learn about your pregnancy is with an ultrasound scan. This scan, provided free to you at our clinic, will provide information like:

  • Age: As mentioned above, knowing the age of your pregnancy will determine what type of abortion options are available to you.
  • Viability: 10-20% of pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. An ultrasound scan can determine whether you have a viable pregnancy. 
  • Location: There is a slight chance that your pregnancy may occur somewhere outside of your uterus, like a fallopian tube. This is called an ectopic pregnancy and is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention to protect your health.

In addition to getting details about your pregnancy, you will want to learn about the risks and side effects associated with abortion.

Both medical and surgical abortion have known side effects and risks that can impact both your physical and mental health.

Physical risks can include:

  • Long-term complications include chronic pain and infertility.
  • Serious infection.
  • Hemorrhaging (profuse bleeding). 

In recent years there have been several studies and research that have found a connection between abortion and mental health issues. One of those studies, from the National Library of Medicine states, “some women do have significant mental health issues that are caused, triggered, aggravated, or complicated by their abortion experience.”

Get the Help You Need

The medical staff at Hope Clinic are here for you. We can provide you with pregnancy test confirmation using a medical grade pregnancy test, as well as an ultrasound scan to give you details of your pregnancy—all at no cost to you.

Our trained staff will also take the time to review the results of your ultrasound scan, answer any questions, and be a listening ear about any fears or concerns you may have.

Contact us today to schedule your free and confidential appointment, and start getting the answers you need and deserve.

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Hope Clinic for Women is a nonprofit organization committed to provide safe, confidential, supportive medical care that promotes sexual health and wellbeing. In 2022 HCW hosted 827 client visits where young moms and dads received over 3,380 free services. We welcomed 27 babies who were born to moms in our programs. These clients benefited from one on one time with trained, caring volunteers who listened, learned and shared valuable education resources, physical resources, referrals and spiritual encouragement.