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Considering Abortion in a Culture That’s Divided

Without a doubt, we live within a divided cultural climate.  There’s no shortage of social and political matters that Americans have vastly different views on.  Abortion is one such topic.  It’s a subject that many people feel passionately about, whether they’re proponents of abortion, opponents of it, or both/and depending on the circumstances.  Abortion has long been widely debated- and there’s nothing wrong with debate!  But it seems like there has been a recent shift in how members of the public engage with each other around this important issue.  Unfortunately, that shift has seemingly led to more division than dialogue.

Are you experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, and feeling as though controversy around the topic of abortion is making this already stressful situation more difficult to manage?  Our caring, expert staff at Avenue Women’s Center is available to meet you in that space.  We’re a first-step pregnancy center that’s committed to providing accurate information, so you feel empowered to choose your own best path, even within the context of a discouragingly split-apart culture.

Discover our free first-step pregnancy services.  We offer medical-grade pregnancy tests, options consultations, limited medical ultrasounds, and more!

A Distrusting Society

If you follow current events through any information source, you’ve probably heard a lot of harsh rhetoric around the subject of abortion.  At times, you’ve probably sensed anger and perhaps even hatred between parties who disagree.  And if you’ve been observing these dynamics objectively, you’ve probably seen this on all sides of the debate.   Does it sometimes seem like common compassion has left the public conversation regarding this topic?  When empathy is put on the backburner of the abortion debate, disagreement can turn into division, creating a culture where people are scared to trust each other.  This affects every member of society.  But most of all, it affects women who are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy.

When Cultural Division Gets in the Way of a Pregnancy Decision

Maybe you’re considering abortion, and the cultural climate is making your decision-making process particularly difficult.  For you, a pregnancy decision isn’t a hypothetical matter.  It’s a real-world problem that’s bound to have implications for your life.  Perhaps you’re scared that a certain outcome would invite the judgment of loved ones.  Or, you’re concerned about other peoples’ opinions influencing your own views too strongly.

When it comes to making a pregnancy decision (for abortion, adoption, or parenting), self-reflection is critical.  It’s important to examine your own genuine feelings, beliefs, values, and instincts, then ask yourself how these relate to your pregnancy decision.  Unfortunately, this introspective process can be really difficult to achieve in an environment that’s full of imposed biases and derogatory language.  That goes for the home environment and the broader cultural setting.

How Can Avenue Help?

At Avenue Women’s Center, it’s our mission to provide concrete facts and caring support, so women feel equipped to lean into their own best pregnancy outcomes… regardless of cultural pressures.  If you’re feeling confused about your next best steps, learning objective information about your pregnancy could be a great place to start.  Our expert staff at Avenue can help you confirm your pregnancy and discover highly relevant information about it.  For example, our free scans can tell you the viability of your pregnancy, where it’s located in your body, and how far along it’s developed.  Getting these facts could be key to safeguarding your own physical health throughout this pregnancy journey.

Avenue is a safe space to get accurate information about your pregnancy.  But we’re also a safe space to process your situation without any fear of judgment.  Our highly compassionate pregnancy consultants and nurses are here to listen and provide emotional support- no matter which way you’re leaning.  We’re also available to offer accurate information on the risks and processes involved with all your pregnancy options, so you can make the most informed decision possible.

Sometimes, it seems like compassion has left the broader cultural conversation… especially when it comes to controversial topics like abortion.  Avenue strives for the opposite.  Here, compassion is at the very center of what we do.  We believe that empathy should never be conditional upon an individual’s personal beliefs.  We’re here to equip you with the information, resources, and emotional support you need- no matter what.

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The information provided here is general in nature.  It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center.  If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention.  Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.