The headlines about Roe v. Wade and special legislative sessions in Indiana can be difficult to sort through. Here’s what you need to know about abortion, pregnancy, and women’s healthcare in northeastern Indiana.
Is Abortion Illegal Across the U.S.?
No, abortion laws vary by state. The Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe did not make abortion illegal across the country.
The reversal means that having an abortion without meeting specific medical criteria is no longer a federally protected option, as the court did not find it covered by the U.S. Constitution.
Each state now determines its own regulations on elective abortion.
Can I Still Receive Healthcare in Indiana?
Yes! In fact, during high-stress times, prioritizing your health is more important than ever.
If you’re pregnant, rest assured that healthcare is available, and we are here to help you.
What About Dangerous or Ectopic Pregnancies?
If you’re experiencing symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy or have other concerns during pregnancy, seek medical attention! Treatment for ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages, and high-risk pregnancies is unrestricted and available as always.
Healthcare providers in all states can still provide medically necessary care, regardless of elective abortion restrictions.
What Happens If I’m Pregnant?
Legislative changes don’t change our commitment to you. If you think you might be unintentionally pregnant, support is available.
First, confirm you are pregnant with lab-quality testing and a limited ultrasound, which will let you know how far along you are and your options.
It’s a good idea to get STD testing and treatment at this time, too, whether you’re considering abortion or continuing pregnancy.
Women’s Health Services in Berne and Decatur, IN
All our medical services are free of charge so that you can be informed and empowered about your pregnancy and sexual health decisions.
Make an appointment today for a confidential consultation.