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Weighing Your Options: Important Questions to Ask Before Abortion


Deciding whether or not to have an abortion can be a difficult and personal decision. The choice to have an abortion can be influenced by various factors such as health concerns, financial circumstances, and personal beliefs. At Ashe Pregnancy Care Center, we believe that every woman deserves to make an informed decision that is best for her and her future. We're here to provide resources and support to help guide you through the decision-making process.

Before deciding on abortion, here are six essential questions to ask yourself:

Why are you considering an abortion?

It's important to understand the reasons why you're considering an abortion. Are you experiencing financial difficulties or do you feel unprepared to have a child? Or are you facing medical complications or personal circumstances that make it difficult to carry a pregnancy to term? By understanding the reasons behind your decision, you can better evaluate your feelings and motivations.

Have you considered all of your options?

Abortion may seem like the most straightforward option, but it's important to remember that there are other alternatives. Have you thought about adoption or foster care? Have you considered parenting and seeking support from family, friends, or resources in your community? We can provide you with resources to help you explore all of your options.

What are the risks of abortion?

It's important to understand the physical and emotional risks of having an abortion. Both surgical and medical abortions carry risks such as infection, bleeding, and other complications. It's also essential to consider the emotional effects of abortion, including grief, guilt, and depression.

How will an abortion impact your life?

An abortion is a significant decision that can have long-lasting effects on your life. Have you considered how it will impact your relationships, career, and personal goals? It's essential to think about the potential outcomes of your decision and how they will impact your future.

Do you have a support system?

During a time when you're facing difficult decisions, having a support system can make all the difference. It's essential to have people in your life who can provide emotional support and practical assistance. They can be there to listen, to offer advice or help, and to just be there for you when you need it most. Whether it's friends, family, or a support group, having a network of people you can count on can help you navigate the complexities of an unplanned pregnancy. If you don't have a support system in place or available to you, Ashe Pregnancy Care Center would be happy to help you by providing or connecting you with resources and referrals for support groups, material assistance, and counseling services.

What are your personal beliefs?

Abortion is a complex issue that can be influenced by personal beliefs and values. It's essential to understand your personal beliefs and values and how they relate to this decision. We respect and support all women regardless of their personal beliefs, and we're here to provide non-judgmental and compassionate support. 

Deciding whether or not to have an abortion can be a complex and emotional decision. It's normal to have a lot of questions and concerns during this time. At Ashe Pregnancy Care Center, we're committed to providing the resources and support needed to help you make an informed decision about your pregnancy. Our services include pregnancy tests, options counseling, parenting classes, material assistance, and much more! Our team is dedicated to providing a supportive and non-judgmental environment where you can feel comfortable discussing your options.

If you’re looking for help or just for someone to listen, we’re here for you. Reach out today and let us come alongside you on your journey.


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