ABORTION

Considering abortion? What you need to know before an abortion procedure:

If you’re in the Saint Paul area and considering getting an abortion, make an appointment with one of our caring professionals to discuss the options available to you. Get answers to the questions you may have about pregnancy and abortion.

  • Am I really pregnant?

  • What stage am I in my pregnancy?

  • What abortion method will be used?

  • What happens after an abortion?

  • Are there other options available to me?

  • What if I’ve already had an abortion?

Before thinking about abortion, find out if you’re really pregnant.

Before getting any type of abortion, you first need to confirm that you’re actually pregnant. Even if you have pregnancy symptoms or have taken a home test it’s important that you have your pregnancy confirmed.

Women’s Life Care Center offers free lab quality pregnancy tests . If your test is positive you may qualify for a free ultrasound to determine the viability of your pregnancy.

+We do not offer, recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients.

It’s important to have an ultrasound before an abortion to determine if the pregnancy is viable.

By doing an Ultrasound, our medical staff will be able to tell you whether you have a viable (living) pregnancy.  If you really are pregnant, our medical staff will be able to tell you how far along you are in your pregnancy.

A high-quality Ultrasound performed by one of our skilled, friendly, and knowledgeable medical professionals will provide you with the following benefits:

  • Confirmation of a viable pregnancy

  • Prevent you from needing an abortion if you are already miscarrying but don’t realize it (25% of pregnancies naturally end in miscarriage)

  • Show how far along you are

  • Tell you if the pregnancy is in utero (in the uterus) or ectopic (outside the womb), which can be life-threatening

  • Clinical, private setting

  • Confidential results and advocacy

Make an appointment for a free pregnancy test to determine if you qualify for a free ultrasound. Make an appointment today.

Know your options.

If you’re in the Saint Paul, facing an unplanned pregnancy, and thinking about an abortion, we can help. Visit Women’s Life Care Center for free and confidential services. Let us help you make an informed choice about what to do next.


Know your rights.

As with any medical or surgical procedure, you have certain rights which should never be signed away.  Remember, a coerced abortion is illegal under Minnesota law. No one can force you to have an abortion, even if you are a minor.

Minnesota Statutes section 145.4241 - 145.4249 [Woman’s Right to Know Act] requires that a woman be provided the following information at least 24 hours before an abortion, except in the case of a medical emergency:

  1. the particular medical risks associated with the particular abortion procedure to be employed;

  2. the probable gestational age of the unborn child at the time the abortion is to be performed;

  3. the medical risks associated with carrying her child to term;

  4. for abortions after 20 weeks gestational, whether or not an anesthetic or analgesic would eliminate or alleviate organic pain to the unborn child caused by the particular method of abortion to be employed and the particular medical benefits and risks associated with the particular anesthetic or analgesic. A physician must also provide the woman with any additional costs associated with the administration of an anesthetic or analgesic.

  5. that medical assistance benefits may be available for prenatal care, childbirth, and neonatal care;

  6. that the father is liable to assist in the support of her child even in instances when the father has offered to pay for an abortion; and

  7. that she has the right to review materials made available by the Minnesota Department of Health.


I already had an abortion. Now what?

If you made the decision to have an abortion, you may be experiencing confusion, fear, anxiety, guilt, panic, or hopelessness.  We want you to know that there’s nothing wrong with these feelings. This is a typical and healthy reaction to a serious event in your life.

You deserve to be heard and understood as you process this pain. Women’s Life Care Center provides referrals for post-abortion support and abortion recovery classes that can help you find peace and healing after an abortion.

Disclaimer

This website is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for receiving professional medical care.
Our Lawyers Want You To Know... and we do too:
+ We do not profit from any of your sexual health decisions.
+ We serve you without regard to age, race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, disability, religious affiliation, or other arbitrary circumstances.
+ We do not offer, recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients.
+ Our medical services are provided in accordance with all applicable laws, and in accordance with pertinent medical standards, under the supervision and direction of a licensed physician.

 
 

WHY WOMEN’S LIFE CARE CENTER?

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be difficult, both emotionally and financially.  We genuinely care about you and our staff are ready to provide assistance and provide resources based on your needs. All of our services are free and confidential.

Our trained staff members are available to take your call at 651.777.0350 or respond to your questions at info@womenslifecarecenter.org