Before Abortion

Verify Your Pregnancy

Before getting any type of abortion, you first need to know if you are actually pregnant. Even if you have pregnancy symptoms or have taken a home test, you may want help verifying your pregnancy. PRC of Rolla provides laboratory-quality pregnancy testing that is 99% accurate and we offer a limited OB ultrasound at no cost to confirm the viability of your pregnancy (meaning there is a heartbeat and the pregnancy is located in the uterus) and to determine how far along you are.

Get An Ultrasound

An ultrasound is an important next step if you are considering terminating your pregnancy. Different abortion methods are used at different stages of pregnancy. An ultrasound will tell you how many weeks pregnant you are, which will tell you more about the options available to you. An ultrasound will also tell you if your pregnancy is viable. This is important to know since 20% of all pregnancies end in natural miscarriage. An ultrasound can also determine whether the pregnancy is in utero (in the uterus) or ectopic (outside the womb), which can be life-threatening. Also, it is a state law that an ultrasound be performed prior to the having an abortion.

Understand Different Types Of Abortion

Different abortion methods are used based on your stage of pregnancy.   Whether it’s the abortion pill (medical abortion) or in-clinic (surgical) abortion, you deserve to know the facts and be fully educated. At PRC of Rolla we believe that you deserve to know all the details about the different abortion procedures and risks so that you can make an informed decision.  Make an appointment at with PRC of Rolla today.

If Someone Is Pressuring You To Have An Abortion

When faced with an unintended pregnancy it’s your decision, and no one should decide for you or pressure you.  According to The Justice Foundation, It is unlawful for anyone including parents, guardians, other relatives, boyfriends, or even counselors, to force, coerce, subject to duress or unduly pressure a pregnant person into having an abortion. The decision belongs to the mother, even if she is a minor (Bellotti v. Baird, 443 U.S. 622 (1979). The decision to have an abortion must be voluntary and fully informed. Once pregnant, she is a mother with the right to direct the upbringing and education of her child.

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