The important thing to remember when facing an unexpected pregnancy is that you have options, and you’re the one who gets to decide what to do. No one can force you into a decision you don’t want to make.

Health and Safety Checklist

You deserve the best healthcare to make a fully informed decision about your pregnancy. You should never continue seeing a healthcare professional who coerces you or avoids information on side effects.

You are entitled to every item on this list before making an important choice about your pregnancy:

  • The right to talk with the doctor prescribing or performing your abortion
  • The right to a full and accurate description of the abortion procedure you’re considering
  • The right to know ALL potential side effects since this is a serious medical procedure. Things like bleeding, perforation, pain, and more are all side effects of abortion procedures.
  • The right to know about the doctor performing the procedure: his/her history, licenses, qualifications, any malpractice suits against them
  • The right to be treated with dignity and respect in a clean and safe environment
  • The right to obtain a second opinion
  • The right to ask questions and change your mind, even at the last minute
  • The right to obtain a copy of your medical records
  • The right to ask what hospital you’ll be sent to if complications arise. If the doctor denies the threat of complications, you have the right to go somewhere else.
  • The right to confidentiality and privacy.

Source: NIFLA, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates

If you feel pressure to make a decision you don’t want or are belittled for asking questions, know that you can go somewhere else. If you need access to accurate information about any of your options, please schedule a free appointment and one of our trained client advocates will go over everything with you.

Adoption

Choosing adoption for your child may be the bravest, hardest thing you ever do. An unexpected pregnancy is scary and overwhelming, especially if you feel like you can’t provide for this child. At LWC, we consider adoption to be a gift of love originating from a choice that is loving and unselfish. Being a birth […]

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Parenting

Many people facing unintended pregnancies decide to parent, even if initially that option seemed impossible. At LWC, we can connect you to resources and support so you are empowered to parent if you choose. COVID-19 and Pregnancy Being pregnant during a pandemic can feel terrifying. Medical data indicates continuing a pregnancy during this time is […]

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Abortion

We’re here to discuss your options, answer your questions or just to listen. We know you’re going through many different thoughts and feelings, and our staff is ready to help you make a decision that’s best for you.

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