What is an abortion clinic?

Many of the women who come to see us seem confused as to exactly what an abortion clinic is and the services it performs.

An abortion clinic is a medical facility that performs both chemical and surgical abortions. An abortion clinic is in the business of selling abortions and makes money by selling abortion services.

An abortion clinic is not a place to go if you are uncertain as to your pregnancy decision. Because they will benefit from the decision you make, you can’t trust an abortion clinic will be unbiased in their approach to you.

Abby Johnson, a one-time director at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, says she was given an “abortion quota” to reach every year. The Susan B. Anthony list website states that 37 percent of Planned Parenthood clinic income is from abortions.

In Ohio, an abortion clinic is required by law to perform an ultrasound to confirm gestational age. They are not required to confirm if the pregnancy is viable (living in the uterus). So an abortion clinic can and will encourage you to have an abortion before they know if your pregnancy would even continue on its own. This often happens if you go to an abortion clinic too soon after your last period.

Since 31 percent of early pregnancies will naturally miscarry, it just makes sense to confirm viability before scheduling an abortion. That is the number one benefit of making Your First Look Women’s Center your first stop when facing an unplanned pregnancy instead of an abortion clinic. By visiting Your First Look first, you may be able to save yourself both the expense and the emotional stress of going to an abortion clinic. We can and will tell you if your pregnancy is viable.

Unlike an abortion clinic, all of the services provided at Your First Look Women’s Center are free. Unlike an abortion clinic, Your First Look does not make any money off your decision. We offer free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and options counseling. We are here to answer your questions and let you know what resources are available to support you.

With a free ultrasound performed at Your First Look, you will be able to know if the pregnancy is viable and the gestational age. Your First Look can also offer free testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. It is important to be tested and treated for these two STDs before having an abortion. Having either of these STDs when you have an abortion will increase your risk of getting Pelvic Inflammatory Disease which can have life-long reproductive consequences.

To schedule a free pregnancy test and ultrasound, call Your First Look at 419-720-3338 or text 567-455-1101.

Your First Look Women’s Center provides free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds to confirm viability, and information on all your options—abortion, adoption, and parenting. We do not provide or refer for abortion services. All services are free and confidential.