General Questions and Answers

Should I take the Morning-After Pill?

The morning-after pill is not a simple answer to a simple question. Prior to taking this pill, ask these questions:

  • Am I already pregnant from a previous sexual experience?
  • Has this drug been adequately tested for short and long-term side effects?
  • What are the effects of this drug when interacting with other medications?                                                                    Understanding the way the morning-after pill works and its side effects is a step that helps you make a healthy decision for your body.

"I might be pregnant..."


Facing an unplanned pregnancy is hard. Fear, confusion and anger are just some of the feelings that you may be experiencing. You have the right, by law, to be fully informed about this important decision. 

You decide: You deserve to know the facts.

In Brief:

Fact Sheet

  • More than Half of pregnancies among American women are unintended, and about four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion. Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion. 
  • 42% of pregnancies among white women, 69% among blacks, and 56%  among Hispanics are unintended.
  • From 1973 through 2008, nearly 50 million (latest statistics) legal abortions occurred.
  • At least half of American women will experience an unintended pregnancy by age 45, and, at current rates, one in 10 women will have an abortion by age 20, one in four by age 30, and three in 10 by age 45.

                                                                                                                                           GUTTMACHER INSTITUTE

*An abortion cost upwards of $350, more if a woman comes later in her pregnancy or desires anesthesia for pain

Should I be concerned about having an abortion?

Abortion is not just a simple medical procedure. For many women, it is a life-changing event with significant physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences. Most women who struggle with past abortions say that they wish they had been told all of the facts about abortion.

What can I do about people pressuring me...?

You have rights; no one can force or pressure you to have an abortion. This is your decision to make and you will be the one most affected by the consequences. If your partner, husband, or parents are pressuring you to make a quick decision, explain your needs and try to involve them in counseling to explore positive options for YOU. You have the right to make this decision. You have the right to continue with this pregnancy.

Can I have a baby and still live my life?

​You may see this unplanned pregnancy as a major roadblock in your life. Be encouraged to know that many women in the same situation have found the necessary help and resources to make positive choices and still realize their dreams.

We are willing and able to give you details of information and risks about the Morning-After Pill, ella, combination estrogen and progestin pills, the Abortion Pill, First Trimester Suction Abortion, 2nd trimester methods, and late term methods. Please call the Center for an appointment.