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Does Abortion Hurt?

Does Abortion Hurt?

Having an abortion is a tough situation, and it can affect you emotionally and physically. People often wonder if it hurts. While some might feel a sense of relief at first, many folks we talk to later share that they go through a deep emotional and physical pain of loss that they carry alone.

If you're thinking about having an abortion, we want you to know that it's okay to ask hard questions. We're here to give you information about what might happen before, during, and after an abortion.

We'll also share details about all your pregnancy options and provide resources to help you figure out what's best for you.

As a non-profit group, we won't make money from your decision, violate your privacy, or be unsupportive based on what you choose. Our free, private consultation can confirm your pregnancy, estimate its progress, and answer any questions you have about abortion pills or procedures.


Surgical vs. Medical Abortion

Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, you might choose a surgical or medical abortion:

Surgical abortion is a procedure where a doctor uses chemicals and tools to end the pregnancy and remove the fetus. The complexity of this procedure depends on how far along the pregnancy is.

Medical abortion uses medication, often called an "abortion pill," to end the pregnancy. This method is done before 70 days into pregnancy.


Abortion Legality

In California, abortion is legal only up to the point of fetal viability.

By state law, this is defined as "up to 24 weeks" pregnant. As mentioned before, however, the FDA only recommends abortion pills prior to 70 days.

Remember, at Birth Choice of San Marcos, our services are 100% confidential, so don't worry about asking tough questions.


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Post-Abortion Care

To cope with both physical and emotional pain after an abortion, being part of a supportive community helps. Local pregnancy centers, like Birth Choice of San Marcos, offer free post-abortion care, no matter how long ago the abortion happened.

If you're ready to talk, just send a text to 760-374-8786 and chat anonymously with one of our post-abortion care experts.

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We’re available to help on your own terms. Support is available through text, call, or in-person at our clinic. All with your confidentiality preserved.


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