Pregnancy

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.

Have more questions? Need to talk through your specific situation? That is why we are here. Click here to find a location in your area.

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

Have more questions? Need to talk through your specific situation? That is why we are here. Click here to find a location in your area.

What does a “Sample Adoption Parenting Plan” Look Like?

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In many ways, preparing an Adoption Parenting Plan is akin to you deciding what life you think will be best for your child and then finding the particular family that matches up to your ideals.

What kind of couple do you envision? Have they been married a long time or are they young and newly married? Do they have other children or will this be their first? Do they go to church? Do they go to a specific church? Do they love sports? Do they have pets? Are they college-educated? Do they travel frequently? Will they homeschool? Are they vegan? Do they live in a small town or a big city? How will they discipline?

Then you get to decide which adoption agency would likely have the suitable families for you to peruse for interviews. Do you want to meet the family? Do you want an open, semi-open or closed adoption? Do you want the adoptive family in the room with you when you deliver?

As the birth mother — you get to choose. Even better, you can imagine all the possibilities and then decide a different course altogether. If you want an experienced guide to help you navigate this course, please consider contacting Living Hope Centers today.

Have more questions? Need to talk through your specific situation? That is why we are here. Click here to find a location in your area.

Is Adoption a Parenting Choice?

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Making an adoption plan is definitely one way to positively fulfill your role as a parent.

We are not an adoption agency. This means we do not have a list of hopeful adoptive-parents waiting in the wings. What this means for you is that you can truly consider adoption in a pressure-free, judgment-free zone. No matter what your age- no one can make you choose or refuse adoption. Instead, you can take as much time as you need and use LHC as a sounding board. According to Merriam-Webster, a sounding board is “a person or group on whom one tries out an idea or opinion as a means of evaluating it”.

To help you evaluate this idea even further, we have videos and class material to review with you. There may be things you didn’t know about adoption and we have resources from people who have placed children for adoption, stories from adopted children and stories from people who have adopted children — the good, the bad and the ugly.

Have more questions? Need to talk through your specific situation? That is why we are here. Click here to find a location in your area.

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.