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Do I Need “Proof of Pregnancy” Before an Abortion?

While a drugstore pregnancy test is convenient, it cannot provide the health and medical information needed to schedule an abortion. Before you book an appointment at an abortion clinic, we can save you time and money by providing proof of pregnancy. This is done by a lab-quality urine pregnancy test followed by an ultrasound that can confirm viability (if the pregnancy is able to continue) and how far along you are. Ultrasound is the only definitive way to diagnose a pregnancy.

During an ultrasound, a medical professional will ensure the pregnancy is occurring inside the uterus, look for and measure the heart rate, and measure the embryo to establish an estimated due date. An ultrasound can also rule out an ectopic pregnancy. The information an ultrasound provides is designed to aid in your decision-making process. It is important to note that our limited obstetric ultrasounds do not diagnose fetal abnormalities or gender.


Note: Before you order abortion pills, having an ultrasound performed can prevent unnecessary cost and can protect your health and safety. Taking the abortion pill if the pregnancy is ectopic is extremely dangerous.


If you are considering abortion, an ultrasound is an essential step in the decision making process because it determines how far along you are - which dictates the cost and type of abortion you are eligible for. If you are more than 10 weeks pregnant, have certain health conditions, or are experiencing an ectopic pregnancy you are not eligible for the abortion pill. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit that does not provide or refer for abortion services, we never profit from your pregnancy decision, but can provide cost-free care and pregnancy support.


Note: In some cases, the ultrasound will show a nonviable pregnancy (meaning the pregnancy will not continue to develop). If you are experiencing a miscarriage, you should not take abortion pills or schedule an abortion clinic procedure. Our team is well-trained to support and refer you for further medical care.


Choosing an abortion without all the facts, or without taking a glimpse into what is happening inside your body, could negatively impact your health. A limited obstetric ultrasound can save you from the possible physical, mental, and emotional effects that an abortion decision can have on your overall health.


If you are pregnant and wanting support during or after your pregnancy, we can help. We provide pregnancy education, mentoring, essential baby supplies, and more.


Our goal is to help you learn about your options, your pregnancy, and your health in a pressure-free environment.


Make an appointment for a cost-free pregnancy test today to see if you qualify for a free ultrasound and proof of pregnancy.



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