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Know the Facts

Abortion

If you are considering having an abortion, it is important to remember it is a medical procedure. What type will you have? Are there risks? You deserve to know the facts. You owe it to yourself to make an informed decision.

You need to know:

  • Are you really pregnant?
  • Is your pregnancy normal? Or are you at risk for natural miscarriage? Or do you have a tubal pregnancy requiring immediate medical attention? See also positive pregnancy test for more on the importance of making sure your pregnancy is viable.
  • How far along are you?

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Am I well informed about the procedures and their risks?
  • Have I been tested for STD’s?
  • What are the laws of my state?
  • Am I being pressured by anyone in this direction?
  • Have I discussed abortion with a person who has had the experience?
  • How have I viewed this option in the past?
  • How much do I know about the potential physical complications including those affecting relations and fertility?
  • What do I know about the potential negative emotional impact from having an abortion?