Abortion

What You Need to Know in Sterling, AK

What Is My First Step If I Am Considering Abortion?

An ultrasound will verify the gestational age of the fetus. This is especially helpful if you have irregular periods, have frequent spotting, or are not sure when you had your last period.

Ultrasound also determines the viability of the pregnancy.  This is important since 20% – 25% of first trimester pregnancies end in miscarriage. Should the ultrasound reveal that the fetus is growing outside of the uterus (known as an ectopic pregnancy), you will be given instructions for immediate medical attention, as this condition can be life-threatening.

What You Should Know

The Importance of an Ultrasound

An ultrasound will verify the gestational age of the fetus. This is especially helpful if you have irregular periods, have frequent spotting, or are not sure when you had your last period.

Ultrasound also determines the viability of the pregnancy.  This is important since 20% – 25% of first trimester pregnancies end in miscarriage. Should the ultrasound reveal that the fetus is growing outside of the uterus (known as an ectopic pregnancy), you will be given instructions for immediate medical attention, as this condition can be life-threatening.

If You Have An STD/STI

It is possible for you to have an STD or STI (sexually transmitted disease or infection) even if you are not experiencing any symptoms.

  • undiagnosed, untreated STD/STIs can cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, an infection of the uterus, that can affect your long-term health and future pregnancies.
  • ABC Life Choices offers free same-day STD/STI testing & treatment for select STD/STIs.

Considering Abortion?


Are you near Sterling, AK and facing an unexpected pregnancy?  The staff at ABC Life Choices will take the time to provide you with factual information regarding pregnancy options so you can make an informed decision.

How Can The Clinic Help?

You need to verify that you are pregnant and how far along you are so you can know the options available to you.  At ABC Life Choices, pregnancy tests, abortion information consultations, and limited ultrasounds are available to you at no cost.

Feeling Pressure?

Coerced abortion is illegal.  You are the only one legally allowed to decide which option is right for your unintended pregnancy.   No one (parent or partner) can force you into an abortion, even if you are a minor. According to The Justice Foundation, it is unlawful for anyone including parents, guardians, other relatives, boyfriends, or even counselors to force, coerce, subject to duress or unduly pressure a pregnant woman into having an abortion. The decision belongs to the mother, even if she is a minor (Bellotti v. Baird, 443 U.S. 622 (1979). The decision to have an abortion must be voluntary and fully informed.

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Sterling is in the  Kenai Peninsula BoroughAlaska, United States. Sterling is the tenth-most populated CDP in Alaska. It is bordered to the west by Ridgeway, to the southwest by Soldotna, and to the south by Funny River.

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