If you’re thinking about abortion or sure it’s the choice you want to make, it is still important to get your pre-abortion screening. I know. You’re thinking, “It will just waste too much time! I can get the same thing done at an abortion clinic.” But is that true?
First of all, you cannot be sure your pregnancy is progressing. The only way to know for sure if it’s progressing is by ultrasound. If it is not, it’s true you may be able to get the same ultrasound at an abortion clinic, but it won’t be free! You can receive a free screening at Willowbrook Women’s Center, so you won’t be out a single dime.
Even if the pregnancy is developing, you want to make sure it is developing in the proper spot in your body! If it isn’t, a procedure different from an abortion will be required to remove the pregnancy. A free ultrasound can confirm the placement of the pregnancy.
In order to plan your next step, you need to know exactly how far along you are. This can help you know what takes place during the abortion procedure you qualify for and give you an approximate cost. A free ultrasound can give you this information. Information is knowledge, and knowledge is power!
One last thing. Many women believe they don’t need STD testing since they have been with the same partner for several years. Unfortunately, you may not be the only partner he’s had. And many STDs don’t have any symptoms so testing is the only way to know if you’ve been infected. If you have been infected, you need to be treated before you schedule an abortion. This will protect your future health! Our tests for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are also free.
Get the pre-abortion screening. You won’t regret it, and yes, it’s free.