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“I Don’t Want to Know What Will Happen During My Abortion”

Are you coping with an unexpected pregnancy, and in the process of pursuing an abortion?  Sometimes, individuals facing circumstances like yours don’t want to know what will happen medically during a surgical or medication abortion.  Maybe that’s because medical procedures of any kind can feel intimidating.  Many women believe getting an abortion without thinking about it too much will be the easiest way to move on.  But the decision to end a pregnancy is significant.  Your pregnancy choice will affect your physical health, and possibly your emotional health too.  That’s why it’s important to approach any pregnancy decision feeling well-informed, even though seeking clarity may feel uncomfortable at times.  Know that you don’t have to begin this process on your own!

Avenue Women’s Center exists to serve persons experiencing an unexpected pregnancy by providing reliable facts and caring support.  Our free, confidential first-step pregnancy services include lab-quality pregnancy tests, options consultations, and abortion information.  We get how challenging these circumstances can feel.  We respect your autonomy.  We’re here to encourage and empower you if you choose to include us in your support network.

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Why Might a Baseline Understanding of Abortion be Beneficial?

It’s worth repeating:  any pregnancy decision will impact your health.  All medical procedures involve medical risks, and abortion is no different.  It’s helpful to learn the facts and weigh the risks because this process will prepare you to make a decision backed by knowledge, and a more informed choice is a more empowered choice.  Also, you know your body better than anyone. You’re best equipped to ask relevant questions and advocate for your needs.  Having a baseline understanding of the abortion process might help you lean into that role with greater confidence.

How Can a First-Step Pregnancy Center Like Avenue Help?

In a world where abortion has become a very divisive subject, it can be hard to know where to turn for reliable facts.  Avenue Women’s Center provides information on abortion and other pregnancy options with compassion, never judgment.  Our limited medical clinics do not provide or refer for abortion.  We don’t benefit financially from a woman’s pregnancy outcome.  We’re available to explain the abortion process in neutral, understandable language and act as a sounding board while you process your next steps.  If the days leading up to your pregnancy decision have been anxious so far, we understand, and we’re here to support you emotionally through this challenging season!

It takes courage to seek out the facts and invest fully in the pregnancy decision-making process.  Learning more about abortion can help to remove some of the mystery from this choice, enabling you to move forward with less fear.  Our caring, knowledgeable team at Avenue Women’s Center is here for you no matter where your journey leads!

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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.