Choosing Abortion Abortion, like any other medical procedure, should be weighed carefully. Investigating the procedure and its potential risks, asking questions, and getting second opinions will help you to make a wise decision. A Hope Center peer advocates and professional medical staff will help you examine your pregnancy options. In confidence, our staff is trained to help you examine personal issues surrounding the desire to end a pregnancy. They will give you factual information abut abortion procedures. Potential physical risks and/or potential emotional complications may be addressed. Also, know your patient's rights at an abortion clinic. Sensitive topics are discussed according to your comfort level and permission. Recognize that the emotions you are experiencing are normal. You may feel a typical “fight or flight” response—an emotionally charged rush to take care of the problem. Some women regret an abortion choice when it is made too quickly or under pressure. This regret can reveal itself in a woman through signs and symptoms sometimes referred to as Post Abortion Stress. Thankfully, you do not have to face it alone. If you decide to have an abortion, A Hope Center can help you deal with possible emotional complications through our support program for post-abortive women. STDs and Abortion – Abortion procedures in the presence of an active STD infection could have long-term negative consequences to your health. Please call A Hope Center for some initial testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea infections and for ACCURATE dating of your pregnancy through a free ultrasound scan. Please be advised that A Hope Center is committed to giving accurate abortion education, but does not perform abortions or refer clients to abortion facilities. Please call or text 224-585-3544 for an appointment. Remember, no matter what the circumstances of your pregnancy, no matter what options you’re weighing … You are welcome here. You are safe here. You will find help here.