Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Go for an Abortion

1.) Are you really pregnant?

Because pregnancy symptoms can be similar to other causes, it may be difficult to tell if you are pregnant based on your symptoms.  Crossroads offers free medical-grade pregnancy tests so you can know for sure. 

2.) Have you confirmed the pregnancy is viable?

A viable pregnancy is a pregnancy inside the uterus that is not ending naturally. Since 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, an ultrasound may tell you if the body has already miscarried the pregnancy.  Crossroads can confirm if your pregnancy is viable with a free ultrasound.

3.) Is your pregnancy inside the uterus? 

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy growing outside the uterus and can be life threatening.  Crossroads can confirm your pregnancy is in the uterus with a free ultrasound.

4.) Do you know how far along you are? 

A free ultrasound at Crossroads can accurately tell you how many weeks pregnant you are.  This is called the gestational age of the pregnancy and is necessary to determine the type and cost of the abortion procedure you are eligible for.  

5.) Do you have an STD?

Having a sexually transmitted disease when you have an abortion can increase the risk of complications to your reproductive health and to getting pregnant in the future.  Crossroads offers free testing and treatment for two of the most common bacterial STD’s, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.

6.) Have you researched abortion procedures, the risks, and potential complications?

Before making any decision, learn about what happens in each procedure, including potential side effects and complications.  It is also important for you to know all your options.  At Crossroads, we educate and empower you to make the best decision for you and your pregnancy.