Like many of our clients, you may feel overwhelmed by the thought of being a parent, especially if this is your first possible pregnancy and it is unexpected. We understand that you may be unsure about making such a life-long decision right now. We want to help you sort through the confusion and concerns in your decision about this pregnancy. All of our services are confidential and free.

We can help you talk through your situation by addressing some issues like:

  • How do I tell my parents?

  • How will I pay for the medical bills?

  • How can I finish school?

  • I am so young, how can I afford a child?

  • How will this affect the father of the baby?


We also want to help you be a successful parent by providing:

  • FREE Obstetrical Ultrasound (Sonogram) to confirm pregnancy for those who qualify

  • FREE Parenting classes

  • FREE Maternity clothes and baby items

  • Doctor referrals

  • Information on community and government resources for medical care, food and housing

We are here to listen and help you explore all of your Choices.

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Depending on your specific circumstances, adoption might be an option for you. Adoption is different than it used to be. Positive changes have taken place in how adoptions are organized, and this decision can provide a lifelong plan for the baby’s security and care.

Adoption agencies allow you to choose the level of adoption, including open (an open adoption allows you to choose the amount of communication you have with the child). Agencies also provide a way for you to choose the adoptive family after learning about their history, home life, hobbies, and values.

Questions and thoughts about adoption can be overwhelming and we are here to help as you consider:

  • I don’t think I want an abortion, but I’m not ready to be a parent

  • I want my baby to have a 2-parent family

  • I want my baby to have financial and emotional stability

We can help provide answers about the adoption process in addition to referrals for adoption agencies. All of our services are free and confidential and we will listen and help you think through your personal situation and options. We have no financial interest with respect to any adoption agencies, and will be totally impartial in discussing them with you.

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If you’re thinking about abortion, you deserve to know the facts. If you’re thinking about finding an abortion clinic, it is important to remember that abortion is a medical procedure. Above all else, you need to make an informed decision.

We will help you answer questions such as:

  • Am I really pregnant?

  • Are there any risks to consider?

  • How will my baby’s father feel about my pregnancy?

  • How far along am I in the pregnancy?

  • What type of procedure would I need?

  • Are there any short term or long term risks I should consider?

  • What are my options if the father of the baby wants an abortion?

  • What is the Morning-After Pill/Plan B?

  • What is the RU-486/Abortion Pill?

Come in for a free, confidential appointment. We will provide you with a free pregnancy test to confirm whether or not you are actually pregnant. If the test is positive, you may also qualify for a free obstetrical ultrasound, administered by our trained medical staff, to provide you with additional information. We can help you understand the abortion process, possible risks, and your pregnancy. We will listen and help you think through your personal situation and all your options.

Before you visit an abortion clinic or provider, we strongly encourage you to ask yourself these important health and safety questions:

  • Do you understand the risks involved in an abortion procedure? Abortion is a medical procedure, and you have the legal right to be informed of the type of procedure you will receive, as well as any potential complications, before it is performed. Ask as many questions as you need, to make sure you understand all that is involved, physically and emotionally.

  • Are abortions safe? Abortion is not just a simple medical procedure. For many women, it is a life-changing event with significant physical, emotional and spiritual consequences and does involve the risk of physical harm.

  • I am feeling pressured to have an abortion. What do I do? Remember, no one can force you to have an abortion against your will, even as a minor. If you are being told that you should abort, please give us a call before you make a decision so that we can help you gather the information you need.

  • Abigail Women's Center does not perform or refer for abortions

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