Currently, 42 states prohibit abortions after a specified point in pregnancy.  That point is usually determined by “fetal viability,” or the age at which a fetus is able to survive outside of the womb. In New York State, abortions are prohibited after 24 weeks gestation; however, a new study by The New England Journal […]
Before any type of medical procedure, a good doctor will use the following steps: Assessment Diagnosis Discuss Treatment Options Treatment Follow-up We believe that the best decision is an informed decision, one make after you have all the information available to you about your current health and the impacts of all of your options. In […]
It may be possible to reverse your medical abortion! You’ve taken the first medical abortion pill (RU486, a.k.a. mifepristone), but you’ve changed your mind. We can help! Call us immediately at 585.633.8883 to set up a free appointment. The sooner you receive treatment, the greater your chances of sustaining your pregnancy. How Does Medical Abortion […]
For most people, pro-choice means a woman’s right to choose what she wants to do with her own body. Webster’s defines it simply as “favoring the legalization of abortion1.” But do either of those statements accurately define the term “pro-choice”? The literal meaning of the two words combined suggests a highly different concept – pro: […]
Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy today? No doubt you feel like you need to resolve this crisis quickly. The nurses at CompassCare understand how you’re feeling. Meet Kathy.
“I understand that you’re pregnant and that’s a scary thing for you, and that your feeling like you have all of these plans in front of you that you were hoping to do this year and that’s kind of up in the air now that you’re pregnant – and you don’t want to trade that off for a baby. On the other hand, this is reality. So I’m encouraging you to just think about it for awhile, and don’t feel pressured into making a choice before you’re ready to make a choice. Why don’t we talk about what the options are? We’ll think about it for a little bit so that you’re not facing feeling regret; making a decision in the spur of the moment under the pressure of circumstances in life right now and all of the voices that come against you right now. This is your decision. This is your life. And we’re here to help support you in processing your options and finding what will work for you.
“My name is Kathey Mauer and I’m a staff nurse at CompassCare in Rochester.”
Women choose abortion for many reasons. It can be a result of pressure from a boyfriend or a family member, fear of raising a child alone and at a young age, or just the fear of being pregnant. The reasons are complex, and the stories span the emotional spectrum, from relief to heart-rending grief. Read […]
Why teenagers? Approximately eighteen percent of all U.S. women obtaining abortions are teenagers. Ages 18 – 19: 11% Ages 15 – 17: 6% Younger than 15: less than 1%1 Teens are more prone to complications arising from induced abortion because they “are more likely than older women to delay having an abortion until after 15 […]
Medical providers hold immense power through their knowledge of the body, power which can be used ethically as a servant for the public good, or selfishly for personal gain. Because of the power and influence medical professionals have over your rights to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”1 they have been held to a […]
Approved for use in the US in September of 2000, mifepristone is a medication used in combination with misoprostol to facilitate 1st trimester abortion (medical abortion). While misoprostol causes the uterus to contract, mifepristone is responsible for blocking the action of the progesterone needed to sustain a pregnancy, causing changes in the uterine lining, detachment […]
The short answer is yes, it could. Complications that can arise from induced abortion, such as infection and damage to the uterus, are the main cause of future risk to women. In the case of medical abortion, the risks for these complications are increased in women who have a high risk of uterine rupture; an […]
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