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Considering Abortion? Some Things to Consider Before You Go to An Abortion Clinic

Abortion has been legal in the United States for nearly 45 years, since the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade in January 1973. There are generations of Americans who have never known a world without legalized abortion. The Guttmacher Institute, a research organization, cites there are approximately one million abortions performed annually in the United States. Not … Continued


Abortion and Breast Cancer – Is There a Connection?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American women. About 200,000 women a year get breast cancer and nearly 40,000 die annually, the CDC reports. About 11% of women who get breast cancer are younger than 45 … Continued


Back-to-School and Violence Awareness

August and September are known as back-to-school months. Casper College and the University of Wyoming begin next week, and Natrona County Public Schools start after Labor Day. While there can be a lot of excitement as well as some anxiety with the resuming of classes, there is also another, darker aspect of going back to … Continued



Sexual Assault Awareness: Speak Up!

Every 98 seconds someone in America is sexually assaulted. Such trauma is experienced by people from all walks of life: women, children, and men; college students; military personnel; people living in cities, suburbs, and rural areas. Anyone can become a victim of this crime. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Shining a light onto this dark issue is … Continued


Colds, Flu, and Pregnancy

With the amount of germs and allergens in the air, the waves of sickness in the forms of cold and flu have been fairly high. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the peak of flu season has passed, and Wyoming reported minimal flu-like illness. However, the CDC expects flu activity to continue for … Continued


Mothers’ Opioid Addiction Affects Their Unborn

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the United States has experienced a five-fold increase in the use of opioids by women who are pregnant. This results in a drug withdrawal in newborns known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), which can cause tremors, seizures, excessive crying, and poor feeding. Symptoms may appear right after birth … Continued


3 Reasons A Woman Considering Abortion Should Have an Ultrasound

When Natalie came to True Care Women’s Resource Center, she believed she was about six or seven weeks along. She met with a staff nurse and answered some health care questions, including when her last menstrual cycle took place. The nurse provided Natalie an ultrasound to confirm pregnancy. The human heart begins beating at 21 … Continued


Reasons Women Have Abortions

There are many reasons women consider and/or have an abortion when they experience an unplanned pregnancy. Family, finances, health, education, and career are factors that affect a woman’s decision between carrying to term and aborting. According to the Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of Planned Parenthood, more than half of women in the United States who … Continued


Dating Violence – More Common Than You Think

February is known at the month of love. Valentine’s Day brings thoughts of romance, yet many dating relationships are not as healthy and happy as they should be. February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Sadly, statistics indicate that dating violence is not uncommon. Studies show that 1 in 3 young people will be in an … Continued


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