Thinking About Abortion and Making the Abortion Decision

Steps to Help Guide Your Decision-Making Process

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You're thinking about having an abortion and you've got questions about abortion and how to find abortion clinics. Having an abortion requires a great deal of advance planning. This list of six items can help you decide if abortion is the best choice for you, answer questions about what your options are for ending your pregnancy and how much it might cost, and provide guidance in locating and choosing a legitimate health care provider who offers abortion services.

When deciding whether or not to have an abortion, it's important to hear both sides of the abortion debate. Here are ten arguments for abortion and ten arguments against abortion - twenty statements in all - covering a range of considerations. More »

Abortion is not a choice every woman would make. But those who choose abortion believe it's the right decision for them in their current circumstances. What do women and teens give as their top reasons for choosing abortion? What do the statistics say about women who choose abortion? Also included are the personal stories of readers who've had abortions and share their own opinions. More »

What are the different types of abortion and when does it become too late for you to have an abortion? What is a medical (or medication) abortion and what is a surgical abortion? What is involved with each? More »

How much does an abortion cost? The answer depends on what type of abortion you choose -- an in-clinic procedure or a medication abortion involving the abortion pill.   More »

Here are guidance and advice on how to find an abortion clinic that offers abortion services and avoid those anti-abortion websites that appear to be pro-choice but are designed to scare women away from abortion. More »

Looking for abortion resources? Here's a list of websites that provide an online directory of abortion clinics that offer abortion services or referrals to abortion providers including links and phone numbers. More »

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Lowen, Linda. "Thinking About Abortion and Making the Abortion Decision." ThoughtCo, Mar. 31, 2018, thoughtco.com/thinking-about-abortion-making-decision-3533723. Lowen, Linda. (2018, March 31). Thinking About Abortion and Making the Abortion Decision. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/thinking-about-abortion-making-decision-3533723 Lowen, Linda. "Thinking About Abortion and Making the Abortion Decision." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/thinking-about-abortion-making-decision-3533723 (accessed June 19, 2018).