Since the reversal of Roe v. Wade, many women have been concerned that the state abortion laws changing around the US will prevent doctors from performing life-saving measures if an abortion is required to save a woman’s life.
Read this article to learn about the different scenarios where this would occur and what the current abortion laws allow.
Are Life-Saving Abortions Available in States with Restricted Abortion Access?
The short answer is yes. Even in strict states like Texas, exception clauses allow for abortion if it’s required to save a woman’s life.
Is Abortion Necessary for Ectopic Pregnancy?
One common misconception is that women cannot receive treatment for ectopic pregnancy, which means that the embryo is implanted outside the womb, usually in a fallopian tube. Usually, this pregnancy can be life-threatening and in danger of rupturing.
This cannot be treated with the abortion pill because it’s located outside the uterus. It’s typically treated with the drug methotrexate or a surgical procedure.
Before scheduling an abortion, we recommend a no-cost pre-abortion screening appointment for a medical-grade pregnancy test.
We also offer free ultrasounds at our clinic to confirm the dating and viability of your pregnancy. Ultrasounds can inform you of health complications, such as a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
Life Choices Medical Clinic offers a compassionate, pressure-free environment to learn more about your options and gather more info. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!