Someone I know wants an abortion…what do I do?

Your friend, sister, or daughter just told you she is pregnant.  You may be shocked or disappointed in her.  Think about how she is feeling too.  She is facing an overwhelming situation and needs you right now!  Perhaps she has told you she is considering abortion or is seeking out an abortion.  You can show… Read more »

How far along am I really?

Pregnancy dating can be confusing and for many reasons you may want to know exactly how far along you are.  You may be considering abortion or checking out abortion alternatives.  Dating a pregnancy is also important at times when talking with the father of the baby.  He may want to know that the dates make… Read more »

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception (EC) is intended to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.  Two types of EC are Plan B One-Step and Ella. Plan B One Step is a single pill that contains a large amount of a progestin hormone found in some birth control pills.  Plan B is taken within 72 hours of… Read more »

Post-Abortion

Some women who have had an abortion feel as if they are all alone.  However, 33% of American women have had an abortion.  Not many of these women ever talk about their abortion.  Professional counselors have discovered that many women who’ve had an abortion are unable to process painful thoughts and emotions that arise from… Read more »

Father of the Baby: Men and Abortion

In Michigan, men have no legal right in a woman’s abortion.  However, studies have revealed that a father has significant influence in the decision regarding the life of his unborn baby.  An unplanned pregnancy can leave both the mother and the father feeling powerless, upset, and scared.  This important decision affects all three (mother, father,… Read more »

Legal Rights for Women Seeking Abortion

If you are considering abortion, you can protect your health and safety by knowing your legal rights.  You have the right to insist that the abortionist is a licensed physician.  You also have the right to know if the physician has ever had a history of malpractice or has ever had his/her license to practice… Read more »

Women’s Clinics and Community Resources

Here are some women’s clinics in Grand Rapids that may be able to help you, depending on your need. Clinica Santa Maria 616-685-8400 (730 Grandville Ave SW) The women’s clinic at Clinica Santa Maria provides obstetrical and gynecological healthcare for the underserved, uninsured, homeless, and migrant workers.  There are eight healthcare providers and several specialists… Read more »

I really don’t think I have an STD

“I really don’t think I have an STD … but I’m not absolutely sure.” Well, are you: Feeling great!?  No symptoms!? Many individuals with an STI feel great and don’t have symptoms. Don’t be fooled. Confident about your partner?   What DO you know about your partner?  Their sexual history?  Have you asked?   No… Read more »

Surgical Abortion

The most common type of early surgical abortion is the suction curettage or vacuum aspiration procedure, which is performed in an abortion clinic or health care provider’s office.  The suction curettage is offered up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.  In this type of abortion, a suction device is inserted into the uterus to remove the… Read more »