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What Should I Do If I’m Considering Abortion?

Before choosing abortion, make sure you understand the procedures, side effects, and possible risks. Despite what you’ve heard, abortion is a serious medical decision with physical and emotional consequences. Get the facts first.

Confirm Your Pregnancy First

There is much more to know than just a positive result on a pregnancy test. You need to verify how far along you are in your pregnancy (gestation). The abortion procedure you qualify for is determined by the length of your pregnancy.

Plus, an ultrasound shows if your pregnancy is viable (progressing) or if you’ve had a miscarriage. Up to 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage.

You pay nothing for pregnancy testing, ultrasound scans, and STD testing and treatment at Options.

Types of Abortion

There are two types of abortion: medical and surgical. If you’ve been pregnant for 10 weeks or less, you qualify for the abortion pill, a medical method.

Second-trimester abortions require a surgical procedure. Learn more about the different procedures here.

Michigan Abortion Law

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services requires certain information be made available at least 24 hours before the abortion procedure:

  • A prescreening summary on prevention of a forced abortion
  • An overview of the abortion procedure you will undergo
  • Explanations of fetal development corresponding to the nearest gestational age (how far along you are) of your pregnancy
  • Prenatal care information
  • Parenting information

How Can We Help You?

Because abortion is a lifetime decision, get the facts. Even though your period may be late, you need confirmation you are pregnant.

Take advantage of no-cost pregnancy testing and an ultrasound scan. We also offer no-cost STD tests and treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea.

We’ll provide educational and accurate information about abortion procedures and your other options so you know what to expect. Make your appointment today.

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