Abortion became illegal in Tennessee and many surrounding states last summer. 

Our clinic doesn’t, and never has, performed abortions. So why do we spend so much time talking about it on our blog and in our office?

Because abortion still matters.

Women who live in the south still continue to experience unplanned pregnancies. You still have unanswered questions and hear mixed opinions about what you should do next.

We Want You To Know the Truth

If you turn to social media for the truth about abortion, you might find 50 different answers. Many people share their opinion based on their political view or on something that feels right to them based on their life experiences. 

We want to share the truth that is based solely on facts and evidence, rather than making you sort through politics and emotional agendas. 

We Care About Your Health

We want to make sure you know the risks that come with abortion. It doesn’t matter what some politician in a courtroom says, your body and health are important. You have the right to know that abortion might have negative effects on you.

For example, in 2019 the state of TN reported post-abortion complications that included 26 women experiencing a failed abortion, meaning their pregnancy continued even after their procedures. An additional 15 women reported a failed abortion that resulted in excessive hemorrhaging. Another 17 women had successful abortions that also resulted in excessive or delayed hemorrhaging. And 17 more women suffered unspecified complications. 

Kaiser Permanente reports that abortion can cause any of the following:

  • Injury to the uterine lining or cervix.
  • A hole in the wall of the uterus (uterine perforation). This is rare.
  • Infection. Bacteria can enter the uterus during the procedure and cause an infection.
  • Moderate to severe bleeding (hemorrhage), which is sometimes caused by:
    • Injury to the uterine lining or cervix.
    • Perforation of the uterus.
    • The uterus not contracting (atony).
    • Uterine rupture. In rare cases, a uterine incision scar tears open when a medicine is used to induce contractions.
    • Tissue remaining in the uterus (retained products of conception

We Want to Empower Women

We talk about abortion because we want to make sure you know all the facts so you  might feel empowered to make an educated choice. We never want you to make a choice about your pregnancy as a result of pressure or desperation, without knowing a better option may exist for you.

Your pregnancy might not have been your choice, but what you do with it is– no matter what anyone else says. 

Abortion is one choice. Another choice is adoption. Adoption may be a much better financial decision for you. Instead of paying hundreds or thousands of dollars, you will receive financial aide. The adoption agency covers all medical costs, and often covers maternity clothes, transportation, food and even housing. As a birth mom, you will choose the adoptive family that your baby goes home with. You will be empowered to make all the decisions that seem best to you. 

Where Can You Learn More?

Would you like a safe place to talk about abortion or adoption? Do you have some questions you need real, evidence-based answers for? We are here for you. Call us today to schedule a confidential appointment.

Difficult Pathways often lead to Beautiful Destinations.