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Get the abortion facts before you decide.

 

Abortion is a medical procedure that terminates a pregnancy. This procedure affects your body, so you owe it to yourself to get complete and accurate medical information on how the procedure works and what it will do to you, before deciding if this option is right for you. You owe it to yourself to be to be fully informed. If you are considering abortion, we can provide you with complete information before you make a decision about abortion. We do not provide for or refer for abortions.

We are a non-profit clinic that offers no-cost:
• Pregnancy Testing
• Ultrasound
• STD Testing
• Sexual Health Education
• Options education

Before you schedule an abortion, you must confirm that you are pregnant and that the pregnancy is in your uterus. If the pregnancy is outside the uterus (ectopic pregnancy) this can be a life-threatening condition and abortion will not treat this condition and you need medical attention. A pregnancy test will let you know for sure if you are pregnant and ultrasound confirms the pregnancy, checks if the pregnancy is in the uterus, and confirms exactly how far along you are in your pregnancy. Knowing how far along your pregnancy is will also let you know what abortion procedures could be potential options for you.

In addition to confirmation that your pregnancy in in your uterus, it is important to be screened and treated for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) prior to an abortion. Often, STDs don’t have signs you can see, but can make it hard for you to have a baby in the future. STDs can also affect your overall health. At Abria, we can provide you with free gonorrhea and chlamydia testing, which are the two most common STDs.

Counseling is also recommended before an abortion. Having a baby is a life-changing event, no matter where you are in life. Whatever decision you make regarding your pregnancy will impact your life. Getting the facts is a good place to start, but for such an important decision, it can be helpful to find a safe space to walk through your options to ensure that you are making the decision that fits with your values. Circumstances change, but your values direct your life no matter how old you are or where you are in your plan for your life. In the shock of discovering an expected pregnancy, abortion may seem like the best option, but it’s not the only one.

Woman learning all of her options, including abortion

We are here to help you make a fully-informed decision about your pregnancy.

To learn more, call us at 651-695-0111 or book an appointment online instantly by clicking HERE.

We do not provide or refer for abortions or birth control.

Right to know
For your health and safety, Minnesota law requires that you receive certain information before an abortion. As part of the Woman’s Right to Know Act, you must be informed of the particular medical risks associated with the abortion procedure you choose, the probable gestational age of the pregnancy at the time the abortion is to be performed, the medical risks associated with carrying a child to term, and the medical assistance benefits that may be available for prenatal care, childbirth, and information about neonatal care. This is for your health and safety. At Abria, we provide you with this information because we believe that an informed decision is an empowered decision.

For more information, visit the Woman’s Right to Know page on the Minnesota Department of Health website.

Teens and abortion
Minnesota law allows minors (under 18 years of age and not emancipated), to receive many sexual health services without the consent of their parents. Minnesota law requires that both of your parents be told of your decision 48 hours before your abortion. Judicial approval for the procedure may be sought to waive this requirement. Both parents must accompany the minor to the abortion unless a judicial waiver was granted. (One parent and a letter of consent from the second is allowed.)

We encourage teens to be open with their parents, but also understand that telling parents about a pregnancy can be difficult for a number of reasons. Teens can receive all of Abria’s services without their parents having to be informed or giving consent. Since our services are provided at no cost to you and we do not bill insurance, all appointments are completely confidential. We are here to help you figure out your next steps and support you no matter your circumstances are.

Abortion Costs
In Minnesota an abortion can cost between $350-1000, depending on the number of weeks gestation and the type of procedure.

Abortion alternatives
Getting all the facts and exploring all of your options, including alternatives to abortion, will help you be empowered in your decision-making.

To learn more, call us at 651-695-0111 or book an appointment online instantly by clicking HERE.

We do not provide or refer for abortions or birth control.

The following is information from the Minnesota Department of Health about abortion:

Abortion Methods and Their Associated Medical Risks

If a woman has made an informed decision and chosen to have an abortion, she and her doctor must first determine how far her pregnancy has progressed. The stage of a woman’s pregnancy will directly affect the appropriateness or method of abortion. The doctor will use a different method for women at different stages of pregnancy. In order to determine the gestational age of the embryo or fetus, the doctor will perform a pelvic exam and/or an ultrasound.

Abortion Risks
At or prior to eight weeks after the first day of the last normal menstrual period is considered the safest time to have an abortion. The complication rate doubles with each two-week delay after that time. The risk of complications for the woman increases with advancing gestational age.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the risk of dying as a direct result of a legally induced abortion is less than one per 100,000. This risk increases with the length of pregnancy. For example:
• 1 death for every 530,000 abortions at 8 or fewer weeks
• 1 death per 17,000 at 16-20 weeks
• 1 death per 6,000 at 21 or more weeks
The risk of dying in childbirth is less than 1 in 10,000 births.
The risks or possible complications associated with an abortion are listed under each abortion procedure and are further described under the Medical Risks of Abortions and Long-Term Medical Risks sections of this booklet.

Methods Used Prior to Fourteen Weeks

The risk of complications for the woman increases with advancing gestational age (see above for a description of the abortion procedure that your doctor will be using and the specific risks listed in those pages).

Methods Used After Fourteen Weeks

Medical Risks of Abortion

Medical Risks of Childbirth

Labor is the process in which a woman’s uterus contracts and pushes, or delivers, the fetus from her body. The fetus may be delivered through the woman’s vagina, or by caesarean section.
A woman choosing to carry a child to full term (40 menstrual weeks, 38 weeks after fertilization) can usually expect to experience a safe and healthy process. For a woman’s best health, she should visit her physician before becoming pregnant, early in her pregnancy, and at regular intervals throughout her pregnancy.

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