Abortion is a life-changing choice.
You've just found out you're pregnant or think you might be. You have plans and having a baby right now isn't one of them. You would like to just make this whole thing go away, and you might feel could do that.
You are not alone. Many other women felt the same way that you do, and many of those women who had an abortion now wish they had been given all the facts before making that life-altering decision. Abortion changed everything for them.
YourOptions is focused on providing the facts you need to make an informed decision about your pregnancy. YourOptions does not promote abortions nor link to abortion providers. Although we do not promote abortions, we know that it is an option you may be considering. We believe that by empowering you with information, you can make an informed, confident decision in regards to abortion.
Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy. Natural abortion can occur spontaneously due to complications during pregnancy. This is commonly known as miscarriage. Induced abortion is a surgical or medical procedure that terminates a pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a fetus or embryo, resulting in or caused by its death.
You will need to have an ultrasound to verify your pregnancy and to determine how far along you are in your pregnancy in order to know which abortion procedure is applicable. Ultrasounds are provided at no cost at several of the centers listed on this site. Learn about the different .
Whether you choose abortion, , or , the decision you make about your pregnancy will affect you for the rest of your life. Talk with trusted family members and friends. Also, there are caring, trained counselors who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you through this confusing and difficult time. There is no cost for the counseling and it is completely confidential. Call 1-800-712-4357 to talk with a counselor or contact them online.
Would you like to know what other women who have had an abortion say about how it has affected them and their lives? Here are some from women who have made that choice.