Facing an unexpected pregnancy can be overwhelming. It can be hard to know what steps to take first. It’s also hard to know where to look for abortion advice. That’s why this blog is specifically for you!

1. Did you know pre-abortion counseling is required by law in 34 states?

According to the contraception journal, “Counseling must first emphasize early pregnancy options to ensure that a woman is certain about her decision…” Whatever decision a woman makes, that decision will change the trajectory of her life. Each option isn’t without its own set of outcomes, which is why we encourage all our patients to get all the information before rushing into any pregnancy decision.

2. Did you know some clinics profit off your choice?

Getting medically accurate unbiased abortion advice and services are essential because you are the one who has to make the best choice for you. To make the best choice, you need to know all your options and all the facts. Some clinics try to add pressure on their patients because they reap more profits if they offer more services. Because we are a nonprofit private clinic, you can have confidence knowing we do not profit from our patients’ decisions. Whatever your choice may be, has no bearing on the services we offer. Why? Because all of our services are free. We lift the financial burden, so you don’t have to!

3. Did you know 26 states require women to have an ultrasound before an abortion? Why?

Because it is crucial to know whether or not your pregnancy is viable. If a fetal heartbeat is not present during the ultrasound, you won’t need to pay for an abortion because your body is preparing for a miscarriage. According to March of Dimes, as many as half of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. Unfortunately, some medical facilities will do an ultrasound, and if you’re having second thoughts about abortion and choose not to have one, they will make you pay for the ultrasound. Whereas, if you go through with the abortion, it is free. An average price for an ultrasound varies between $100-$400. Instead of going to a place where you are unsure of their policies and procedures, why not get an ultrasound at Ridgeway Women’s Clinic? We guarantee it is free of charge with no strings attached!

4. Did you know an untreated STI could lead to further infection?

If a woman is looking into a surgical abortion and has an STI, the likelihood of that infection spreading increases significantly. That’s why at Ridgeway, we also offer free STI Testing and Treatment.

5. Did you know support is a bigger deal than you think?

Most women say that support or lack thereof is one of the most significant issues when facing an unexpected pregnancy. That’s why at Ridgeway Women’s Clinic, we do all we can to help you. We listen to you, help sort through your options, and help you make the next best step for you. So why wait? Schedule an appointment, for abortion advice, today by filling out the contact form, or call/text us at 815-261-9660. We are your next step in the decision making process. We are here ready to serve you. You are not alone, and you’re stronger and braver than you think you are!