For some pregnant women, abortion seems to be the only option. They may opt to find an abortion clinic close to where they live. In some states, though, abortion isn’t legal.
Following the overturning of Roe v. Wade, many women want to know where to turn to for abortion procedures. In Wyoming, abortion is currently legal up until the point of viability. There have been multiple attempts, however, to ban abortion in the state. On March 17, Gov. Mark Gordon signed a bill prohibiting the use of abortion pills, but this won’t go into effect until July.
Moreover, the “Life is a Human Right Act” passed in March 2023. It would ban abortions in all circumstances except for protecting the woman’s life and rape or incest, but a district court judge blocked it. A trigger law banning most abortions after the Dobbs decision was also blocked.
What Do I Need to Know About Abortion?
Abortion terminates a viable pregnancy. There are two main abortion procedures: medical and surgical. During a medical abortion, a woman takes mifepristone and misoprostol, which work together to end a pregnancy and expel it through the vagina.
Surgical abortions tend to be more complicated. They involve using medication or surgical instruments to dilate the cervix and suctioning or using a curette to remove the pregnancy tissue from the uterus.
Is Abortion My Only Option?
You may be wondering whether abortion is the only option available to you. There are two other options commonly talked about, parenting and adoption.
Parenting can be a challenging but wonderful journey with many rewards to experience. Some parents describe parenting as the best thing they’ve ever done, while others find it more difficult.
It is important to remember that everyone’s journey looks different. Some parents may need more support and resources to be good parents. This is okay!
Adoption isn’t for everyone, but for many birth parents, it can be an amazing way to ensure a child is brought up in a good home and has a safe, stable life.
Nowadays, there are multiple adoption plans open to birth parents. Open adoption allows the birth parents to form relationships with their children and the adoptive families, while closed adoptions allow for more privacy and anonymity. Whatever your decision, it’s your choice. You get to define this on your terms.
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