Abortion is a medical procedure and, before making any decisions, should be discussed with a medical professional. You deserve the education that empowered you to make an educated choice for your unplanned pregnancy.
What is an Abortion?
An abortion is a medical procedure that terminates a pregnancy. Depending on how far along you are, there are different procedures available to you.
If you are less than 10 weeks into your pregnancy, you qualify for a medication abortion. This procedure involves taking a series of two medications to terminate and then expel the pregnancy. This should never been purchased online or from anyone who is not a licensed medical provider, per FDA regulations.
Later in a pregnancy, the procedures increase in invasiveness. Surgical abortions are in-clinic procedures and can involve general or local anesthetic.
What do I need to do before I decide to get an abortion?
A Positive Pregnancy Test
Before you start thinking about your next step, start by ensuring that you are actually pregnant. At PAC, we offer free medical grade pregnancy testing to women facing unplanned pregnancies. Our testing is lab-quality and performed by medical professionals who can go over the results with you right away.
Get an Ultrasound
An ultrasound is the second step in confirming your pregnancy, but also provides you with information that determine the options available to you. An ultrasound determines how far along the pregnancy is, if the pregnancy is viable, and if there is a detectable heartbeat.
Speak with a Medical Professional
As stated before, abortion is a medical procedure. You should meet with a professional to be educated about the facts and risks of abortion. You are entitled to accurate and updated information, and our medical staff is here to educate you. We are committed to ensuring you have the information you need to make the most informed decision you can.
What Are My Next Steps?
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, we are here for you. At PAC, it is our mission to serve and support you. If you are interested in learning more about your options, make an appointment today to speak with our staff.
Abortion Law: Requirements in Georgia
Abortion clinics are required by law to offer the woman an option to see the ultrasound before the abortion.
Do you know the law in GA? Know before you go. The Heartbeat Law is not yet in effect.
In 2005, Georgia passed the “Women’s Right to Know Act,”which indicates that an abortion can only be performed in GA if the patient has provided “Voluntary and Informed Consent” at least 24 hours before an abortion.This act requires a review of materials provided by the Department of Public Health listing:
- Description of abortion procedures and risks
- Medical risks of pregnancy and childbirth
- Agencies and services that can assist you during pregnancy
- Adoption agencies
- Description of fetal development
- Statement about fetal pain
PAC SPECIALIZES in providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about your pregnancy, including these items required by Georgia law. The more information you have, the easier it is to make the right choice for you.
Our medical staff are trained to answer all your questions in a caring, non-judgmental setting. We are HIPAA compliant – which means that anything you and our staff discuss is COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL. We are bound by law to provide you with privacy and protection.
PAC provides services such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds (as determined by medical staff), STI testing and treatment and more at no cost to you.
This makes us a great first stop for you if you are concerned you are pregnant.
Don’t navigate this confusing time alone. Call 404.763.4357 or make an appointment request.
PAC does not perform or refer for abortions.