You might have heard various things about your pregnancy options, especially with the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Some media outlets have stated that abortion bans will prevent women from receiving life-saving care.

However, when you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, you need the facts so you can proceed with an informed decision. True Care Women’s Resource Center provides no-cost, confidential services so you can get the information you deserve.

Get the Facts on Your Options

First, know that abortion in Wyoming is currently legal due to a temporary court injunction. This means that abortion is technically still an option in the state.

Contrary to what you may have heard or read, women will not die if they can’t have an abortion. Elective abortions occur when a woman chooses to end her pregnancy, not because she has a life-threatening health emergency.

Some people call the procedures done after ectopic pregnancies or miscarriages “abortions.” However, they aren’t the same as elective abortions. We’ll explain below.

What Is an Ectopic Pregnancy?

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants in a location other than the uterus, usually in a fallopian tube. This kind of pregnancy is non-viable, meaning it cannot develop normally and won’t survive.

If left untreated, ectopic pregnancies are life-threatening, particularly if a fallopian tube ruptures. Medical treatment is always required.

Ectopic pregnancy treatment is medically necessary and is not the same as an elective abortion (which is not performed when the woman’s life is at risk).

Is Treatment for a Miscarriage an Abortion?

A miscarriage occurs when a pregnancy ends naturally, and it can occur in as many as 26% of all pregnancies. For some women, their bodies will pass the pregnancy tissue naturally, while for others, they may need a surgical procedure to remove the remaining tissue.

But is this procedure an abortion? Though some may use the clinical term “abortion” to describe the procedure, it is not the same as an elective abortion.

When a miscarriage occurs, the pregnancy has already ended. Measures may need to be taken to prevent infection or other complications. An elective abortion, however, ends the pregnancy.

You will not be denied medical care for ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages, or life-threatening medical conditions. And you’re entitled to learn about all your options, including parenting and adoption.

No-Cost, Confidential Help

True Care Women’s Resource Center knows an unexpected pregnancy can leave you with questions. Luckily, we have answers.

Schedule a no-cost, confidential appointment to learn more about our services, including comprehensive options consultations. We’re here for you.

True Care Women’s Resource Center does not provide or refer for abortions.