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Abortion Education

An abortion is a medical procedure, so you’ll want to get all the facts if you are considering an abortion. There are three things you need to know first:

  • Are you still pregnant? Many people do not know that 15-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage during the first trimester. If you are no longer pregnant, terminating the pregnancy is unnecessary.
  • Is your pregnancy viable? Ectopic pregnancies, when the fetus implants somewhere outside the uterus, most often in the fallopian tube, can be very dangerous for you. Other situations can effect the viability of a pregnancy. Getting an ultrasound lets you know what’s going on as you make you decision.
  • Do you know exactly how far along you are according to an ultrasound? Depending on gestation, there are different options regarding the types of abortion procedures available to you.

Our advocates and nurses can sit down with you and provide you with the resources you need to explain exactly what is involved in each  procedures; whether it should be a medical one, (usually done before 9 weeks and involving medication) or a surgical one. You’ll want to know exactly what all your options are, no matter what your choice is. And it is your choice, no one else’s. Our advocates will help you explore options; just give us a call to set up an appointment at 801-621-4357.

While Journey Clinic provides you with information on abortion procedures and assists you as you explore your options, we do not perform or refer for abortions.

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