What You Need to Know

What Is My First Step If I Am Considering Abortion?

Before considering an abortion, you’ll need pregnancy verification to know how many weeks into the pregnancy you are. You will learn the options available to you. At ABC Life Choices, we offer pregnancy tests, abortion information consultations, and limited ultrasounds at no cost to you.

It’s important to know that you do not have to face this alone. Abortion is not the only option for an unplanned pregnancy. There’s a lot to consider. You can only make an informed decision if you know what to expect from the procedure and understand the risks.

Your first step is to make an appointment at ABC Life Choices to verify pregnancy and review your options.

A no-cost abortion information consultation includes:

  • lab-quality pregnancy test
  • limited OB ultrasound (based on LMP) given by a licensed medical professional
  • factual up-to-date information on current abortion procedures
  • risks and procedures of medical abortion
  • risks and procedures of surgical abortion
  • referrals for community resources and other practical help

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 Kenai, 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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