Having an abortion is a big decision, and it may feel like the only option.
We are here to answer all your questions and help you make an informed decision.
- An abortion is a medical procedure, and like any medical procedure, knowing the risks and facts are important.
- Our appointments are FREE of charge and confidential.
- We offer urine-based pregnancy tests that have a 99% accuracy rate and also perform limited OB ultrasounds, depending on your gestation. All of our services are administered by a medical professional.
Abortion Health Checklist: Often abortion feels like a ‘quick fix’ that will make everything snap back to normal, but the fact is that your decision – whether you choose abortion, carry and parent or carry and choose adoption – will make lifelong changes for you. Take your time to carefully research all your options before you make a final decision. Slow down and make sure this is the best decision for you.
Go through the points below and check any that apply to you.
If you cannot check each boxes, take some time and make sure that you have done everything necessary to prepare for this procedure. If you arrive at the clinic and you are not comfortable with what is going on, you are free to leave. At no point can the clinic detain you. If you are frightened and feel that you cannot leave call the police immediately. If someone is forcing you to have an abortion and you are in immediate danger please call 911. If someone is pressuring you or threatening you, call 911 and contact The Justice Foundation at 210-614-7157.
What is a medical abortion?
What is a surgical abortion?
Surgical abortions are also called in-clinic abortions. There are 2 types of surgical abortion:
- Aspiration abortion: It is performed on women up to 14 weeks after their last period.
- Medicine given: pain medicine, which can include a numbing medication that is injected into the cervix.
- Average clinic visit: 3-4 hours
- Process: “Your doctor will first insert a speculum and examine your uterus. Your cervix will be stretched and opened with dilators either before or during the procedure. Your doctor will insert a tube through the cervix into the uterus, which is attached to a suction device. This will empty the uterus. Many women will feel mild to moderate cramping during this portion of the procedure. The cramping typically decreases after the tube is removed from the uterus.” Source: https://www.healthline.com/health/surgical-abortion#abortion-types
- Dilation & Evacuation (D&E) Abortion: It is typically performed at 14 or 16 weeks or after.
- Medicine given: pain medicine
- Average clinic visit: 3-4 hours
- Process: “This procedure starts the same way as an aspiration abortion, with the doctor applying pain medication, checking your uterus, and dilating your cervix. Like the aspiration abortion, the doctor inserts a tube attached to a suction machine to the uterus through the cervix and, combined with the other medical tools, it will gently empty the uterus. After the tube has been removed, your doctor will use a small, metal loop-shaped tool called a curette to remove any remaining tissue that is lining the uterus. This will ensure that the uterus is completely empty.” Source: https://www.healthline.com/health/surgical-abortion#abortion-types
Can I still request an appointment if I want to have an abortion?
Absolutely! We are here to discuss all of your options. CONTACT US by calling or texting 920-452-4673.
Is there someone I can speak with at Anchor of Hope?
Yes! Please CONTACT US by calling or texting 920-452-4673.