Things to Know Before and After Having an Abortion

Abortion has been legal in the United States for 44 years, with 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 and policy organization, cites there were approximately one million abortions performed annually in the United States,

Think You’re Pregnant and Not Sure What To Do? Contact True Care!

For many people, the past few weeks have been filled with busyness, excitement, and laughter, maybe even some parties. Perhaps you hooked up with a good-looking guy and now you’ve missed your period. You’re wondering if you might be pregnant. Concern and anxiety fill you as you consider the possibility of an unplanned pregnancy. True

Adoption – A Loving Choice with Deep Challenges

When some people think of ‘adoption,’ they consider these and other words as part of the vocabulary: LOVE-REJECTION-NEW BEGINNINGS-RESPONSIBLE-IRRESPONSIBLE-PAIN-UNCERTAINTY-SADNESS-HOPE-ABANDONMENT-JOY The Option of Adoption Adoption is an emotional choice for all involved.  A woman who chooses adoption feels that the baby within her deserves to live, grow and have a family that will love and support

Four Steps to Take Before Having an Abortion

You think you might be pregnant and you’re not sure what to do. At this point, even though emotions may be running high, it is important to take a deep breath and to get the information you need, especially if you are considering an abortion. There are certain steps your medical provider should take in

Volunteers and Staff Serve with Compassion

This is national Volunteer Appreciation Week, and True Care thanks the many compassionate volunteers and staff members who serve the nearly 400 patients we see annually. Professional, Caring People Not only do we have registered nurses on staff, but some of our volunteers are retired or active nursing professionals. Each one understands the choices available to

Options for an Unplanned Pregnancy

You believe you’re pregnant. You’ve taken 10 pregnancy tests at home, hoping the first nine were mistaken and really didn’t show a positive result. After that 10th positive reading and the constant churning in your stomach and chewing on your lip, you decide it’s time to learn for sure – what do you do?  Where

Five Things You Need to Know in an Unplanned Pregnancy

Five Things You Need to Know in an Unplanned Pregnancy Unplanned pregnancies are often called crisis pregnancies. The word crisis comes from the Greek Krisis which means decision.  The crisis pregnancy is a crossroads of change in a woman’s life which requires a decision to be made that affects her entire future. Here are five things

Do I need STD Testing before my Abortion?

Should I get tested for STDs before I have an abortion?  The answer is a definite “Yes!” It is very important for a woman considering an abortion to know if she has any sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in her reproductive tract and to be treated if she is positive for an STD prior to her

The Adoption Option

Thus far, we have looked at the options of abortion and parenting. This week, we will take a look at the final option; the adoption option. As with parenting, adoption requires carrying the pregnancy to term and delivering the baby.  To lovingly choose adoption can be a very mature choice. A woman experiencing an unplanned

Options: Parenting

For a woman who decides to carry her pregnancy to term, there are two options: to parent or to create an adoption plan. Today we’ll focus on the choice to parent. Choosing this option can seem overwhelming at first.   Parenting involves carrying the pregnancy to term and delivering the baby as well as loving, nurturing