There are very rare circumstances where women need medical attention due to pregnancy-related life-threatening conditions. If this is the case, women will not be denied medical help. This kind of treatment does include the termination of pregnancy, even in states with abortion restrictions.

Ectopic Pregnancy Treatment vs. Abortion

According to a post by The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Patricia Santiago Munoz, M.D., shares, “Ectopic pregnancy treatment is not the same as abortion… treatment cannot be generalized as ‘abortion,’ particularly because many women with ectopic pregnancies planned to conceive and wanted to carry their pregnancies to term.”

Ectopic pregnancy treatment is necessary for a non-viable pregnancy and to save a woman’s life, unlike induced abortion, which is a decision that ends a viable pregnancy located within the uterus.

Miscarriage Treatment vs. Abortion

Again, induced abortion is used as the termination of a viable pregnancy. The University of Missouri’s School of Medicine article shares, “Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy…in which the embryo or fetus is prematurely removed or caused to be expelled. Induced abortions are commonly voluntary (elective)…in contrast to spontaneous abortion, or miscarriage, in which the embryo or fetus is involuntarily expelled because of accidental trauma or disease.”

Miscarriage treatment can be medically necessary to protect a woman’s health if the body needs help expelling remaining pregnancy tissue. This treatment is done because the pregnancy is not viable.

Confirm Your Options

We understand how confusing this all can seem with the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Talk to our compassionate team today to get your questions about abortion answered. You are not alone in your journey.

Our center offers free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds to help determine if you really are pregnant. A positive test result is followed up with a limited ultrasound to assess the viability of the pregnancy. An ultrasound can reveal valuable information about the development of the pregnancy and the options available to you.

Ultrasounds can help confirm any possible complications, including ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. 

Schedule a free and confidential appointment to take your next step toward determining your options. We are here for you.