Pro-Choice: Isn’t it About Your Freedom?

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 abortion.”  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: […]

Unrecognizable

The movie “Nine Months” (2001) takes a comical, but truthful look at the intense emotional roller coaster an unplanned pregnancy can take both the woman and a man on. At one point, Sam (Hugh Grant), distressed by the fact that he might have to get rid of his car and his cat, screams at his […]

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What is Informed Consent?

“Every state requires that a patient consent before undergoing medical treatment and that the consent be ‘informed,’” yet only 35 states require that women receive counseling before an abortion is performed. This does not excuse your healthcare provider from fulfilling their responsibilities to communicate all possible short- and long-term side-effects of each treatment option. Your […]

I’m Not Sure If I Want an Abortion

When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, it’s common to consider the option of abortion. However, the doubts and fears associated with that choice may be stronger than you anticipated.  If you’re not sure that abortion is right for you, take some time and get informed about all of your options. Abortion alternatives include both parenting […]

You’re Pregnant. Now What?

You’ve just found out you’re pregnant and you have some important decisions to make. Abortion… adoption… becoming a parent… Your head is spinning with what to do next. “I was only 17, in highschool, and I didn’t know how his father would react.I didn’t know how I would finish my senior year. I was completely […]