Maybe you feel this way:
I can't be pregnant with him.
I will have to give up school.
What if my parent's find out?
Abortion will undo my pregnancy.
The fetus is part of my body . . .right?
Many women have experienced unplanned pregnancies while trying to finish school as single mothers. This is the reason we want to help. We are aware of the difficult decision you are facing.
Before you decide to have an abortion, call us and talk to us. We can help you to:
- Find out more about the different abortion procedures.
- Research abortion alternatives
All of our services are free and confidential, so you do not have a reason to worry. This is too difficult of a decision to make alone.
Allow us to be your support.
We know that some decisions are more difficult than others.
We are here to help you.
Continue to read for more information about abortion procedures. The information on this site is intended for general education and therefore are not a substitute for professional and/or a doctor's advice.
Medicinal abortions are usually performed up to the eighth week after the LMP (last menstrual period). RU486, Mifepristone / Mifeprex "The abortion pill"
How does the abortion pill work?
This pill stops pregancy medicinally, but not surgically. This pill is made to block the progesterone hormone, which is the key hormone that keeps the embryo alive. The pill is usually taken up to the eighth or ninth week of pregnancy. Instructions for taking the abortion pill are as follows:
- Abortion pills are given at the clinic to be taken orally.
- Two days later, the second pill, Misoprostol will be taken at home
- A patient returns to the clinic in order to make sure that the entire embryo has been expelled from the uterus.
Approximately 5-8% of women who have decided to use this pill will have to have a surgical procedure due to complications, such as severe hemorrhaging.
Seven weeks after conception
What does the development of my baby look like during this phase?
Many women are surprised to find out that even during the early stages of pregnancy, their baby already has its own unique DNA, beating heart, arms, legs, upper and lower jaw bone, eyelids . . . Some women that have taken RU486 said that they saw the lifeless bodies of their babies that were expelled from their uterus. Many of them experienced deep traumas.
Testimonies of women who have had chemical abortions
"I could see the fetus . . . His little hands were clenched"
". . .his little skeleton was not fully formed . . . I think about this often . . . I feel so empty."
“I would not recommend this to anyone. This was the most painful and most traumatic experience I ever had. I had severe nausea, that awful experience still lives with me today."
Eleven weeks after conception
Vacuum aspiration is most commonly performed 7-15 weeks after LMP.
The surgical instrument, a "cannula", is inserted into the cervix. This instrument is connected to vacuum-type pump which suctions the baby into a bowel. If the pregnancy is later into the first trimester, the abortionist counts the body parts to be sure that the entire fetus was removed.
Suction Curettage Abortion, usually up to fourteen weeks LMP
Due to the larger size of the baby, a doctor might need to use an instrument to keep the cervix open. After opening the uterus, the fetus is suctioned. After that, the abortionist inserts a long instrument called a curette in order to remove the remaining parts of the fetus.
Dilation and evacuation (D&E), 12-24 weeks after LMP
This is a two-step procedure:
- Expanding the cervix (most commonly by inserting laminaria (dry algae).
- Decreasing the size of the fetus, so that it can pass through the cervix.
The way in which the abortionist decreases the size of the fetus is by inserting forceps into the uterus, and dismembering the fetus into pieces. In this way, the parts of the fetus are small enough that they can be removed from the cervix. The head is the last part of the body which is removed after being crushed by the forceps. Again, parts of the body are counted to ensure that the entire fetus has been removed.