Abortion - Procedures and Clinics, a life-changing choice 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. 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. There are various abortion procedures that are listed below so that you can make an informed, confident decision that is best for you. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
First Trimester Aspiration Abortion between 4-13 weeks after last menstrual period (LMP) Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) between 13 to 24 weeks after LMP Dilation and Evacuation (D & E) After Potential Viability: about 24 weeks and up Medication Abortion RU486 (Abortion Pill) Medical Methods for Second Trimester Induced Abortion
To check out these procedures one-by-one for complete details click here. 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. YourOptions (A project of the Vitae Foundation) 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. 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 stories from women who have made that choice. Other Resources: Read more related information on Unplanned Pregnancy.