IMPORTANT UPDATE: Choices Pregnancy Centers remain open at this time to serve our clients with appropriate precautions in place. We are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and in contact with experts in the health industry.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Choices Pregnancy Centers remain open at this time to serve our clients with appropriate precautions in place. We are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and in contact with experts in the health industry.

Abortion Information and Post Abortion Care

Like any surgical or medical procedure, it’s important to ask questions and explore the options so you can make the best-informed decision for you. While we don’t perform or refer individuals to abortion clinics, our medical professionals and advocates are here to answer your questions.

Abortion Information and Post Abortion Care

Like any surgical or medical procedure, it’s important to ask questions and explore the options so you can make the best-informed decision for you. While we don’t perform or refer individuals to abortion clinics, our medical professionals and advocates are here to answer your questions.

Abortion Information and Post Abortion Care

Like any surgical or medical procedure, it’s important to ask questions and explore the options so you can make the best-informed decision for you. While we don’t perform or refer individuals to abortion clinics, our medical professionals and advocates are here to answer your questions.

What do you want to know about abortion?

There are two methods of abortion: in-clinic abortion and the abortion pill, also known as RU-486. The pill can be taken up to 10 weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP) of pregnancy.

Reputable medical research and expert opinion cite significant short and long-term risk factors associated with abortion.

Potential Physical Risks(1)

  • FDA black box warning: “Warning: Serious and sometimes fatal infections and bleeding.”
  • Infection
  • Undiagnosed ectopic (tubal) pregnancy
  • Failed abortion
  • Risk of fetal malformations

*Medical studies that support risk factors cited can be found in Before You Decide, © 2018 Care Net

Potential Physical Risks(1)

  • Increased breast cancer risks for those who have had an abortion
  • Uterus damage
  • Increased risk of delivering prematurely in future births, which is associated with cerebral palsy, as well as all other newborn complications (respiratory, bowel, brain, and eye problems)
  • Infection that can lead to infertility and risk for ectopic pregnancy
  • Death

*Medical studies that support risk factors cited can be found in Before You Decide, © 2018 Care Net

No one can tell you how you are going to feel. Every person is different. Some individuals report negative emotions after abortions that linger, unresolved. For some, problems related to their abortion emerge months or even years later. There is evidence that abortion is associated with a decrease in long-term emotional and physical health.
In line with the best available research, you should be informed that abortion significantly increases the risk for

    • Clinical depression and anxiety
    • Drug and alcohol abuse
    • Symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Suicidal thoughts and behavior

We have helped thousands of women and men in the Phoenix area overcome their feelings of shame and regret associated with abortion, many who have carried it for decades. Contact us confidentially at FindHope@cpcphoenix.org if you have an abortion in your past and are looking for hope and healing.

In Arizona, the following restrictions on abortion were in effect as of January 1, 2020:*

  • A patient must receive state-directed counseling that includes information designed to discourage the patient from having an abortion, and then wait 24 hours before the procedure is provided. Counseling must be provided in person and must take place before the waiting period begins, thereby necessitating two trips to the facility.
  • Health plans offered in the state’s health exchange under the Affordable Care Act can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment or severely compromised physical health or severely compromised physical health of the mother.
  • Abortion is covered in insurance policies for public employees only in cases of life endangerment or severely compromised health or severely compromised physical health of the mother.
  • The use of telemedicine to administer medication abortion is prohibited.
  • The parent of a minor must consent before an abortion is provided.
  • The Medicaid program does not provide coverage for medically necessary abortions, despite a court order directing it to do so.
  • A patient must undergo an ultrasound at least 24 hours before obtaining an abortion; the provider must offer the patient the option to view the image.
  • An abortion may be performed at or after viability only if the patient’s life or health is endangered.
  • The state prohibits abortions performed for the purpose of race or sex selection.

*Information taken from the Guttmacher Institute

Cost of an abortion can range dramatically based on a variety of factors from several hundred dollars to $1,000 or higher.

Hope and Healing Post Abortion Care

If you have had an abortion in your past, the first thing we want you to know is that you are loved and you matter. Let that sink in. You are loved and you matter.

We have helped women and men who were haunted by post-abortion grief and trauma. They carried their secret for too many years (many for decades) and suffered from guilt, shame, and depression.

We’re here to help. The past doesn’t define who you are. There is hope and there is healing. Email one of our caring specialists at FindHope@cpcphoenix.org if you’d like to know more.

Book an Appointment

Online or by phone.

Find a Location

What do you want to know about abortion?

There are two methods of abortion: in-clinic abortion and the abortion pill, also known as RU-486. The pill can be taken up to 10 weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP) of pregnancy.

Reputable medical research and expert opinion cite significant short and long-term risk factors associated with abortion.

Potential Physical Risks(1)

  • FDA black box warning: “Warning: Serious and sometimes fatal infections and bleeding.”
  • Infection
  • Undiagnosed ectopic (tubal) pregnancy
  • Failed abortion
  • Risk of fetal malformations

*Medical studies that support risk factors cited can be found in Before You Decide, © 2018 Care Net

Potential Physical Risks(1)

  • Increased breast cancer risks for those who have had an abortion
  • Uterus damage
  • Increased risk of delivering prematurely in future births, which is associated with cerebral palsy, as well as all other newborn complications (respiratory, bowel, brain, and eye problems)
  • Infection that can lead to infertility and risk for ectopic pregnancy
  • Death

*Medical studies that support risk factors cited can be found in Before You Decide, © 2018 Care Net

No one can tell you how you are going to feel. Every person is different. Some individuals report negative emotions after abortions that linger, unresolved. For some, problems related to their abortion emerge months or even years later. There is evidence that abortion is associated with a decrease in long-term emotional and physical health.
In line with the best available research, you should be informed that abortion significantly increases the risk for

    • Clinical depression and anxiety
    • Drug and alcohol abuse
    • Symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Suicidal thoughts and behavior

We have helped thousands of women and men in the Phoenix area overcome their feelings of shame and regret associated with abortion, many who have carried it for decades. Contact us confidentially at FindHope@cpcphoenix.org if you have an abortion in your past and are looking for hope and healing.

In Arizona, the following restrictions on abortion were in effect as of January 1, 2020:*

  • A patient must receive state-directed counseling that includes information designed to discourage the patient from having an abortion, and then wait 24 hours before the procedure is provided. Counseling must be provided in person and must take place before the waiting period begins, thereby necessitating two trips to the facility.
  • Health plans offered in the state’s health exchange under the Affordable Care Act can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment or severely compromised physical health.
  • Abortion is covered in insurance policies for public employees only in cases of life endangerment or severely compromised health or severely compromised physical health of the mother.
  • The use of telemedicine to administer medication abortion is prohibited.
  • The parent of a minor must consent before an abortion is provided.
  • The Medicaid program does not provide coverage for medically necessary abortions, despite a court order directing it to do so.
  • A patient must undergo an ultrasound at least 24 hours before obtaining an abortion; the provider must offer the patient the option to view the image.
  • An abortion may be performed at or after viability only if the patient’s life or health is endangered.
  • The state prohibits abortions performed for the purpose of race or sex selection.

*Information taken from the Guttmacher Institute

Cost of an abortion can range dramatically based on a variety of factors from several hundred dollars to $1,000 or higher.

Hope and Healing Post Abortion Care

If you have had an abortion in your past, the first thing we want you to know is that you are loved and you matter. Let that sink in. You are loved and you matter.

We have helped women and men who were haunted by post-abortion grief and trauma. They carried their secret for too many years (many for decades) and suffered from guilt, shame, and depression.

We’re here to help. The past doesn’t define who you are. There is hope and there is healing. Email one of our caring specialists at FindHope@cpcphoenix.org if you’d like to know more.

Book an Appointment

Online or by phone.

Find a Location