Abortion has been an electric topic in the United States for decades, but especially in the last year after the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade.
At our clinic, we don’t offer abortion services but we still spend a lot of time talking about abortion. Why do we address such a hot button issue?
We value women.
We talk about abortion, not because we have a political agenda, but because we think It is important for you to know that abortion is not always safe. There are risks to abortion that can have life-altering repercussions. Some of those include:
- Pelvic shock
- Tearing of the uterine wall
- Damage to the cervix
- Hemorrhaging and blood clots
- Infection that leads to death
Although less serious, abortion can also cause nausea, vomiting, extreme abdominal cramping, diarrhea and more.
Many women also suffer long-term mental and emotional side effects from their abortion. According to one study from Cambridge University, “Women who had undergone an abortion experienced an 81% increased risk of mental health problems.”
We want to empower women.
We talk about abortion because we believe, as Sir Francis Bacon once said, that “knowledge is power.”
Women have the right to know that they have more than one choice.
Many women choose to have an abortion because of external pressures that have nothing to do with their desire for children. The National Library of Medicine reported that 40 percent of women get an abortion due to financial reasons, and 31 percent choose abortion because of partner-related reasons.
We believe that by talking about abortion and the alternatives, women can be freed from making a choice based on the theory that it is the only option for their financial or relational situation. We want women to make a choice that they feel at a gut level is right, regardless of external pressures to have an abortion.
We talk about abortion because we want women to know it is not cheap and it is not always a good fit.
Adoption is actually a much better financial decision than abortion, because instead of paying hundreds or thousands of dollars, you will receive financial support. All of your medical bills from pregnancy until after birth are covered. You can even receive financial help with maternity clothes, food, vitamins, housing, transportation and counseling.
Talk More With Us!
If you have more questions about abortion, we are here to help. We are happy to provide accurate and proven information about abortion, adoption and parenting. Give us a call today or stop by our clinic.