She wants to know if women can die if they don't have an abortion?

With the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court, some states are restricting abortion access or banning it altogether. Many people are left wondering how this will affect women’s healthcare in those states.

Read this article for more information about abortion options after Roe v. Wade, and the impact of the Supreme Court ruling on North Carolina.

Is Abortion a Necessary Part of Women’s Healthcare?

In a national survey of 1,800 OB-GYNs, only 14% of them offer abortion services to their patients, which implies that abortion is not a critical part of women’s healthcare.

In the event that pregnancy does endanger the life of the woman, there is no law that prevents a woman from receiving an abortion procedure if the pregnancy is considered a threat to her life or physical health.

What are the Risks of an Abortion?

Although there are advanced abortion methods, there are still risks to be aware of. 

Non-fatal, but other risks to be aware of reported by the Mayo Clinic include: 

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

Can You Get an Abortion in North Carolina?

Abortion is legal in the state of North Carolina until the point of viability, typically around 20 weeks. The only exception after this is if the mother’s life or health is endangered by the pregnancy. 

Next Steps

Take charge of your health by scheduling an ultrasound. At our center, we offer no-cost ultrasounds which can confirm the age and viability of the pregnancy (which can affect eligibility for an abortion), and eliminate the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy. 

We are here to support you on this journey, so contact us today to schedule on this journey!

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