Abortion Education

If you are thinking about abortion, please contact us before you make a final choice. We are here to help you sort through all of your questions and concerns. There is a lot to educate yourself on before you make a decision, and we are here to help you every step of the way.

Methods of Abortions

RU486, Mifepristone: (Abortion Pill) – within 4 to 10 weeks after last menstrual period (LMP)

This drug is only approved for use in women up to the 70th day after their last menstrual period. The procedure usually requires three office visits. On the first visit, the woman is given pills to cause the death of the embryo. Two days later, if the abortion has not occurred, she is given a second drug which causes cramps to expel the embryo. The last visit is a follow-up ultrasound to determine if the procedure has been completed.

RU486 will not work in the case of an ectopic pregnancy. This is a potentially life-threatening condition in which the embryo lodges outside of the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube. If not diagnosed early, the tube may burst, causing internal bleeding and, in some cases, the death of the woman.

 If you or someone you know took the abortion pill and regret it, there may still be time. The Abortion Pill Rescue Network provides free and confidential care 24/7.
Call us at Heartbeat International at 877.558.0333 or go to AbortionPillReversal.com now. There may still be time to save your pregnancy. (Heartbeat International)

Manual Vacuum Aspiration: up to 7 weeks after LMP

This surgical abortion is done early in the pregnancy up until 7 weeks after the woman’s last menstrual period. A long, thin tube is inserted into the uterus. A large syringe is attached to the tube and the embryo is suctioned out.

Suction Curettage: between 6 to 14 weeks after LMP

This is the most common surgical abortion procedure. Because the baby is larger, the doctor must first stretch open the cervix using metal rods. Opening the cervix may be painful, so local or general anesthesia is typically needed. After the cervix is stretched open, the doctor inserts a hard plastic tube into the uterus and then connects this tube to a suction machine. The suction pulls the fetus’ body apart and out of the uterus. The doctor may also use a loop-shaped knife called a curette to scrape the fetus and fetal parts out of the uterus. (The doctor may refer to the fetus and fetal parts as the “products of conception.”).


Abortion is not just a simple procedure; it may have many risks. Complications after an abortion will vary from woman to woman and may include heavy bleeding, infection, allergic reactions, scarring of the uterine lining, damage to internal organs, and, in extreme cases, death. Abortion has been associated with preterm birth, emotional and psychological impact, and spiritual consequences. Having an abortion is a life-changing event. It is important for you to research the physical, emotional, and spiritual impacts before making this decision. Please contact our clinic for more information.

Our clinic offers peer counseling and accurate information about all pregnancy options; however, we do not offer or refer for abortion services.

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