If you find yourself pregnant and you were not expecting it, you may feel scared, alone, worried, and stressed. If you are considering abortion as an option, there are many things to consider. First of all, are you really pregnant and is the pregnancy viable? At Alpha Women’s Center, we can provide a free pregnancy test and limited obstetrical ultrasound so you can have all the information you need. Since one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, the testing and ultrasound will help you to really know if you are pregnant and how far along you are. Since there are various abortion options, you will need to know how far along you are as well.
Another thing to consider if you are contemplating an abortion is if you may have an STI/STD. Having an abortion with an untreated STI/STD can put you at high risk for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). This can cause chronic pain, infertility, and ectopic pregnancy. According to Minnesota State Law, Woman’s Right to Know Act, women who are seeking abortions must be fully informed about relevant issues such as:
Abortion methods and associated medical risks
Possible adverse psychological effects of abortion
Medical risks of carrying a pregnancy to term
Whether or not anesthesia will alleviate pain to the child during the procedure
Probable gestational age of the fetus at the time the abortion is to be performed
Public and private agencies and services available to assist the woman
The Father is liable to assist in the support of the child
The right to review printed materials
For more information on chemical abortion (the "abortion pill") click HERE.
Abortion, like any other procedure, has risks that are associated with it. This information is available at Alpha Women’s Center, and can be discussed with our Registered Nurse at your appointment. The best way to make a decision about your pregnancy is to know that there are many options.
Our staff can listen to your concerns, no matter what they are. They can then help you to explore all your options to make the best decision for you. This decision will be one that you will be make in confidence, and will not be one that you are pressured into. All of our services are free, and we do not profit from your decision. Our staff is here to listen and help. Call or text 952-495-0300 or click here to make an appointment today.