Not Ready To Have A Baby?
If you’re not ready for a baby, then you need to know what your options are...
...and we will be happy to go over them with you, one by one, answering all of your questions, until you find the option you think is best.
But there is no huge rush. People will tell you that there is, but waiting a couple of days in order to get some questions answered, won’t make a difference. There’s time and you need to take it because this is big and serious decision. And no one else should be making it for you.
Do you know what the #1 reason women give for choosing to have an abortion in Minnesota? Because someone in their life was pushing them to do it. Does that seem like a good reason to do anything, especially when it’s involving your body, your health, and your future?
Make sure to write down the questions that are rolling through your head. Let’s look at them, one by one, and see what is the reason you are choosing this. Because if it’s just because someone else tells you it’s a good idea, then you haven’t thought everything through.
- Are you choosing NOT to have a baby because you are want to finish high school or college? We have helped women with babies do both of those things.
- Do you think you won’t be able to afford a baby? Let’s look at your budget and see, and if it’s true, then what do you think about adoption as an option? Go over to our page called Adoption Options and get answers to your questions about it. Adoption is the least selfish and the most loving choice that thousands of women choose gratefully every year.
- Has someone told you that you are throwing your life away if you choose to have this child?
- Maybe you feel all alone and feel like you won’t have any help raising this baby?
- If you were told that there’s a very good chance that this fetus has a birth defect, or a disability, or some other problem with her, maybe that is scaring you?
And the one thing we want to be sure you know is that if you are talking to any professionals about abortion in MN, they are required by law to give you at the very least a pamphlet that talks about your options, called “The Positive Alternatives” flyer which is published by the Mn Department of Health (MDH), and discuss it with you.
IF they don’t, or if you want to get a second opinion, we will go through it with you, as we have the brochure in our office.
The Woman’s Right to Know Act, enacted in 2004, requires by law that every patient considering an abortion must receive information about medical risks of both abortions and pregnancies, medical and other public assistance available for your pregnancy, and information about fetal development and when fetuses start feeling pain....and you must be given this info at least 24 hours prior to an abortion procedure. Women have a right to know their options so that they can have choices. Multiple choices. Not one. An abortion is a medical procedure that carries various risks with it, as does pregnancy, but if you have not had these risks explained to you in detail, then find someone who will take the time to help you make an educated decision. Your health is worth asking questions about. We will answer those questions using Mn Dept Of Health facts and information, so that you know it is not biased or untrue. We want you to be safe. We want you to be in charge. And the only way to do both those things is to get the answers to your questions. We will not use scare tactics or graphic photos, but government-approved diagrams and descriptions. Any medical facility should be giving you the same information. If they are not or they are not willing to take the time to explain themselves, go somewhere else; somewhere where your concerns are their concerns. You will find that at Life Connections. We care about you as a woman. Please call or stop in.
Because abortion can be very hard on your body, and can have some very serious and long-lasting side effects. The one effect that more women suffer from silently but is talked about the least is PAS, or Post-Abortion Syndrome. It’s a form of PTSD and it’s very real. Just like not all soldiers have obvious signs of PTSD, not all women who have had an abortion will notice PAS, but more recent numbers are showing that a good majority are being affected emotionally by the abortion that was promised to “make everything go away.” If you do choose abortion, we want you to know that we will love you, and hug you, and if you want it, we will set you up with PAS counselors who ready to help you should you need it.
We also have doctors and nurses that we work with locally, that can help you make the safest decision for you.
Links, like the ones below, are available to us to help you see what your rights are as pregnant person, whether it’s in high school, the workplace, medical care, or for housing. You cannot be harassed or dismissed in most cases. Know your rights. We’ll get you legal help.