Abortion

What is the Early Option Pill?

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Medication Abortion/ Chemical Abortion/ Abortion Pill/ Mifeprex + Misoprostol (Information taken from manufacturer’s website.)

  • FDA approved this option up to 70 days (10 weeks) since your last menstrual period began.
  • Day 1:
    • Mifeprex (1 tablet) will be given to you in the clinic, office or hospital.
    • Taking this medication will block the action of progesterone, preventing continued healthy uterine-wall development or successful implantation of the embryo.
  • Day 2:
    • Take 4 Misoprostol tablets (prescription only) 24 to 48 hours after taking Mifeprex.
    • Taking this medication will cause uterine contractions to expel the embryo/fetus.
    • When the pregnancy is passed from the uterus, you will have bleeding and cramping that will likely be heavier than your usual period.
    • About 2 to 7 out of 100 women taking Mifeprex will need a surgical procedure because the pregnancy did not completely pass from the uterus or to stop bleeding.

Source: http://www.earlyoptionpill.com/what-can-i-expect

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Here are some things you need to know before you have an abortion in Arizona:

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  • Abortion is only covered by certain health plans if the woman’s life is endangered or her health is severely compromised. AHCCCS does NOT provide coverage for medically necessary abortions.
  • The cost of an abortion depends on how far along you are in the pregnancy.
    • A first trimester abortion (up to 12 weeks post-fertilization) typically costs between $450 and $950.
    • Second trimester abortions rise in cost every week to two weeks depending on the facility. An abortion at 20 weeks averages about $1,500.
  • A woman must undergo an ultrasound at least 24 hours before obtaining an abortion; the provider must offer her the option to view the image.
  • A woman must receive state-directed, in person counseling, and then wait 24 hours before the procedure is provided.
  • The use of telemedicine to administer medication abortion is prohibited.
  • Persons under the age of 18 seeking an abortion must either have the notarized written permission of one of their parents/legal guardians or permission from a Superior Court Judge.

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Sources: 
Planned Parenthood of Flagstaff
https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/state-facts-about-abortion-arizona

Why Talk to US about Abortion?

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LHC is Pro-Grace. This means we are Pro-YOU. Yes, you. The one reading this now.

We do not perform or refer for abortions. This means we do not get ANY money if you choose to have an abortion.

We are not an adoption agency. This means we do not have a list of hopeful parents waiting in the wings.

We do not charge for ANY services WHATSOEVER. Zero.

We do not receive ANY grants based on services rendered. All of our funding comes from private donations. That means real people send us money so that we have the resources to help real people like you.  

Since we truly have nothing to gain OR lose — from your unplanned pregnancy — LHC is uniquely qualified to walk beside you as you sort through your options. Since 1997, we have been providing women and men a place to consider “what next?” We know that every situation, every pregnancy and every person is different. Our goal is not to judge or shame anyone. We want to help you consider every option so that YOU can make the decision that is best for YOU.  

What you can expect if you decide to utilize LHC resources:

  • 100% Confidentiality
  • 100% Free pregnancy test
  • 100% Free ultrasound
  • 100% Pressure-Free

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You've Got Choices, So Now What? — Abortion

by Mandy Hall, VP of Operations, Phoenix

Why choose us to talk with about abortion?  A center that doesn’t perform them has nothing to say on the subject that wouldn’t be full of judgement, right?  Wrong.  The reason we are an excellent resource on the subject of abortion is this: Many women that find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy, understandably panic.  They see it as a crisis.  Often times they feel that abortion or struggles is literally their only choice and when they go in to become educated on the subject, many feel they really don’t have a choice at all.