Can women die if they can't have an abortion?

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.

Next Steps

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!

Every interruption is actually an opportunity for something beautiful to grow.