Abortion Health & Safety Checklist

Things to consider before having an abortion


The information on this website is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Seek emergency care if you experience any of the following:

  • Heavy bleeding — soaking two or more pads an hour for two hours.
  • Severe abdominal or back pain.
  • Fever lasting more than 24 hours.
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge.1

Often abortion seems like a ‘quick fix’ that will make everything snap back to normal, but the fact is that your decision – whether you choose abortion, carry and parent, or carry and release for adoption – will have lifelong consequences for you. Take your time to carefully research all your options before you make a final decision. Slow down and make sure this is the best choice for you.

Go Through The Points Below And Check Any That Apply To You

I am 100% sure I am pregnant.

I have had an ultrasound to confirm my pregnancy and ensure that it is progressing normally.

I have carefully researched all abortion procedures.

I have carefully researched all the potential physical complications that could arise due to an abortion.

I have carefully researched all the potential emotional complications that could arise due to an abortion.

The abortion clinic has shown me, in writing, that they will care for me if I experience any side effects or complications.

The abortion doctor has admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and I have been given documentation to prove this.

I have carefully researched the abortion clinic and I am sure that they have not had any lawsuits filed against them.

I have carefully researched the abortion clinic and I am 100% certain that no women have been hospitalized, injured, or suffered serious complications due to an abortion performed at this clinic.

I have been tested for STDs.

I have been screened for Rh factor and/or received a rhogam shot from the clinic.

I have carefully researched fetal development.

If you cannot check each of the boxes, take some time and make sure that you have done everything necessary to prepare for this procedure. If you arrive at the clinic and you are not comfortable with what is going on, you are free to leave. At no point can the clinic detain you. If you are frightened and feel that you cannot leave call the police immediately. If someone is forcing you to have an abortion and you are in immediate danger please call 911. If someone is pressuring you or threatening you, call 911 and contact The Justice Foundation at 210-614-7157.

Contact Us Any Time For Confidential Help

Please note that it may take us up to 48 hours to respond. If you need immediate assistance call Option Line at 1-800-712-4357 or text HELPLINE to 313131.

Have you already taken the abortion pill? Click here for help.

If you are in an unsafe or dangerous situation or if you are being threatened, please call 911 or go to an emergency medical facility.

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