Let's Get Real
Facts on ABORTION
You're pregnant. You can't believe this is happening to you. We can help you find your way through this crisis.
We can help you understand your options so you can make a well-informed decision. You deserve to know what to expect during and after an abortion. We will answer your questions and concerns accurately and respectfully.
Women choose abortion for many reasons, but the most common reasons are:
- Relational problems with the father of the child
- Worry about the responsibility
- Fear of financial liability
- Concern about lifestyle changes
- Fear of others discovering sexual activity.
It is your pregnancy, your right to know, and your decision. We are committed to providing caring emotional support, no matter what your decision.
There are many circumstances that make it difficult to face an unplanned pregnancy. If you are considering having an abortion, you may have questions.
- What types of abortions are there?
- Are there any risks?
- Will an abortion procedure hurt?
- Do I know how far I am in my pregnancy?
- What do I know about pregnancy development?
- Do I know who to call if I have complications after the procedure?
- What are my rights as a patient?
Abortion is a legal option in Canada and like all medical procedures however, abortion involves certain risks that you need to be aware of as you consider this option. There are different abortion procedures today, the type you may have would depend on how far along you are in your pregnancy and each procedure has different considerations. Caring peer counselor at Pregnancy & Resource Centre will take the time to explain the possible procedures for your particular situation, and give you enough information to make an informed decision. Therefore, Pregnancy & Resource Centre can be an important first stop in your decision-making process.
I don't know how I will feel? If you are considering abortion you're probably faced with circumstances that make the thought of parenting difficult to face.
Abortion can also be quite emotionally difficult for women. Regardless of how you currently feel about your pregnancy and the thought of an abortion, it is important to consider the possible emotional or psychological effects of having an abortion. Several factors determine the emotional reaction to an abortion, including a woman's age, the stage of her pregnancy, prior feelings about abortion and whether or not she feels pressured into having an abortion by a significant person in her life. Pregnancy & Resource Centre offers a safe place for you to discuss all the factors involved in your decision for your present and future emotional and psychological health.
Some women experience emotional difficulty in future desired pregnancies when they find out about pre-natal development and relate that information to a pregnancy that was terminated. So take the time to be informed before you make your decision.
Our counsel is that abortion compounds rather than solves the problems associated with an unplanned pregnancy check out the "Link up" area on the bottom of our web page for more information. Legally, a woman has the right to choose abortion, she also has the legal right not to choose it. She has the right to consider her options without undue pressure from people close to her. In reality, she is the one that must live with her decision, both physically and psychologically. Once done, this is a decision that cannot be changed. Before you encourage this choice, we invite you to meet in confidence with one of our caring support workers. Know your facts before you encourage any choice. To find out what abortion is, the risks and what a woman (and baby) may experience before, during and after, also how will all this effect you.» Back to top