You have time! Slow down and allow yourself time to think. Don’t let anyone tell you that you have to have an abortion. Choices are good and Crossroads exists to offer you choices. There are risks to abortion procedures. We want to help you avoid being hurt physically and emotionally by offering solutions.
Know for sure
Crossroads will provide you with a free medical quality pregnancy test and with a positive result we can schedule a free ultrasound so that you can be sure you are pregnant and know how far along you are.
How Much do You Know?
There are several different kinds of abortions
The abortion methods available to you may be determined by how far along you are in the pregnancy
1 in 4 early pregnancies ends naturally in miscarriage
There are risks associated with abortion
Know your rights
It is against the law for anyone to force you to have an abortion. Not even a husband or parent can require you to undergo an abortion against your will, even if you are a minor (under 18 years old). Our center exists to help you in any circumstance. We can help you discuss this choice with those closest to you that are influencing your decision. The law in many states also requires abortion providers to give you information on:
the development of the baby,
organizations that provide alternatives to abortion.
At Home Abortions
An at-home abortion is known as self-induced abortion, self-managed abortion, taking the abortion pill or, sometimes, online abortion. Any abortion comes with risks and side effects. There are some facts you need to know before making the decision to end a pregnancy at home.
Not your first abortion?
Having more than one abortion carries increased health risks and possible fertility implications. At Crossroads, we can talk about your concerns and give you information so you can make a fully-informed decision about whether having another abortion is right for you.
Adoption could be the loving option for your baby if you feel not prepared enough for parenting or wish to give your child a 2 parent family and stability. Making an adoption plan gives you lots of choices. You can choose a family and choose how involved you want to be. It’s up to you and you maintain full legal rights and control to change her decisions throughout the pregnancy. We can help you think through the issues and possibilities available to you.
Adoption allows you to:
Pursue your life goals and plans
Parent when you are ready
Avoid the financial responsibility of parenting
Freedom to choose if you want a long-term relationship with the baby’s father
Develop an ongoing relationship with your child
Every woman's situation is different, and only you can decide what is best in your case. If you are trying to decide if adoption is the right option for you, you may find it helpful to meet with a client advocate. Schedule an appointment today
Becoming a parent is a huge step. We can walk you through the questions you’ll need to answer as you consider this option, like “Can I afford to parent?” or “Will I be able to stay in school?” Along with valuable parenting education, Crossroads can also help by providing material needs like cribs, car seats, diapers, baby clothes, etc. Referrals to other organizations that can help are available.