You might be thinking “I’ll just get this over with quickly, then I’ll be done with this problem.” But the truth is it’s not that simple? Some people may advise you that it’s fast, easy, and you’ll have no problems recuperating afterward. But in all honesty, they are not disclosing the truth, nor giving you the “full story.” Don’t you think you have the right to know the whole truth BEFORE making your decision? What are they NOT telling you? Or what may “THEY” not know?
First of all, did know you may not even need an abortion? Statistics show that somewhere between 20-25% of all pregnancies end in a miscarriage. An ultrasound is a safe & painless way to help show you not only the (approximate) number of weeks you may be pregnant, but if this is even a viable pregnancy.
What does it mean if something is “viable”? According to Merriam-Webster English Dictionary, “The adjective ‘viable’ refers to something able to function properly and even grow. It is made up of the Latin root vita, which means ‘life,’ and the ending -able, which means ‘to be possible.’ “This basically means they are checking to verify that there is truly a life inside of you. The clinic, doctor, ultra-sonographer (person performing the ultrasound), nurses or other health professionals at the facility may or may not even tell you this. It is definitely not “just tissue!”
In addition, during your ultrasound, you have the right to SEE what the doctor or technician is visualizing on their screen. However, in some cases, professions may turn the monitor away, so you cannot see what they are looking at or doing on the screen. But you cannot just ignore it – this is happening right inside of YOU. It is absolutely your right-both morally and, in some states, legally for the practitioners to honor your request to “Show me”.
If you are far enough along, you may even be able to see or hear a heartbeat. Which begins to beat just 21 days after conception. That is a very exhilarating experience! And even more exciting, you may also be able see organs forming or arms and legs moving about. Did you know that by 40-45 days after conception all major organs have begun to develop? What you are seeing is a new human life. Can you just imagine that?
Having an abortion is a major decision and it is imperative that you research your options and know all the facts prior to proceeding. Ramona Women’s Clinic empowers women and couples to address the pressures that leave them feeling like abortion is their only option. With support, many choose alternatives to abortion like parenting or adoption. We hope we’ve given you enough food for thought. And that you will have the courage to say “Show me!”