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Doctors Who Provide Same-Day Abortions

Are there doctors who can initiate a medical abortion the same day you walk into their office? The answer is yes, they can start your abortion today. The question, however, isn't whether they can, but whether they should.

You trust your doctor to give you the best medical care possible. When you have a medical issue, you expect them to provide an accurate diagnosis and a thorough list of treatment options so you can make a decision you're comfortable with. You need a little time to make that decision.

With most non-emergent medical procedures, patients are able to go home and consider their options before making a decision about their treatment. This is true for something as simple as a mole removal to a complicated knee-replacement surgery. It should also be true for something as serious as a medical abortion. Whenever the diagnosis is particularly life-impacting, a patient should never feel the need to make a same-day decision.

In an attempt to give patients "choice," some abortionists will skip the diagnosis and a discussion of treatment options altogether. They won't bother to confirm whether a pregnancy is even viable (capable of continuing on its own) in the name of "a woman's right to choose." This does not empower a woman; it forces her to make an uninformed decision. It is negligent on the physician's part.

If your doctor is asking you to make up your mind at a time when your anxiety is high and your emotions are unstable, question their motivation for doing so. Do they have only your best interests in mind? Is it possible they stand to gain by a certain decision? And ask yourself: Are you fully ready to commit to an abortion today? Or are you feeling pressured?

CompassCare can give you the answers you're looking for and the time you need to decide, along with free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and STD testing. Let us lay out your options in a safe, unpressured, nonjudgmental environment.

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Categories: Abortion , Abortion Cost