Why Talk to Us About Abortion?

 Why Talk to us About Abortion?

You can find information about abortion online, but with so much available, it can be overwhelming to determine what is most important. Additionally, there may be critical details about your situation that you’re unaware of.

This is where Crossroads can assist. We provide no-cost pregnancy services and options counseling to help you navigate your choices and prepare for the future. Contact us for personalized support and guidance.

Am I Eligible?

Did you know that there are a variety of circumstances that would make you ineligible for an abortion? This would include if you:

  • Are too far along in your pregnancy.
  • Have an intrauterine device (IUD) currently in place.
  • Have a suspected pregnancy outside of the uterus. This is called ectopic pregnancy.
  • Have certain medical conditions. These include bleeding disorders; certain heart or blood vessel diseases; severe liver, kidney or lung disease; or an uncontrolled seizure disorder.
  • Take a blood thinner or certain steroid medicines.
  • Can’t make follow-up visits to your provider or don’t have access to emergency care.
  • Have an allergy to the medicine used.

Aside from all these situations, to be eligible for an abortion, you must first confirm your pregnancy.

Confirm Your Pregnancy

An at-home test isn’t enough to confirm if you’re pregnant. Getting a lab-quality pregnancy test and an ultrasound is essential to getting key details about your specific situation.

For instance, 26% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, for which an abortion procedure wouldn’t be the right solution. An ultrasound is essential to determining a pregnancy’s viability.

Ultrasounds also tell you how far along you are (gestational age) and check to make sure the pregnancy is safely located in the uterus.

Talk With Us

Abortion is a serious medical procedure, and as with any medical intervention, you’ll want to know all the side effects and risks before seeking one out.

At Crossroads, we’re here to equip you and sift through all the valuable information you’ll want to know. We’ll provide you with a lab-quality pregnancy test at no cost. After a positive result, we may be able to get you an ultrasound.

Reach out to us to make an appointment.


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Ectopic Pregnancy: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments & Tests. (2020, February 6). Cleveland Clinic. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9687-ectopic-pregnancy

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