You may feel overwhelmed by an unplanned pregnancy and are considering abortion. You are not alone.
Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, you may have questions about abortion access in Ohio. While abortion is still available in Ohio, recently a strict abortion ban has been put into place, eliminating surgical abortion options. Keep reading to learn more.
The Heartbeat Bill
June 24, 2022, marks the day Senate Bill 23 became law in Ohio. This law bans access to all abortion procedures in Ohio once a heartbeat is detected, which normally occurs at about six weeks gestation.
Exceptions are made for the life or physical health of the woman, such as in the case of ectopic pregnancies.
Before Traveling for Abortion
If you’re considering traveling for an abortion, it’s essential to first confirm your pregnancy to determine your eligibility and be alerted to any pregnancy complications.
Confirm your home pregnancy test with lab-quality pregnancy testing to be sure of your results. Though home (over-the-counter) pregnancy tests are normally very accurate, there is still a chance for inaccurate results if taken at the wrong time or done incorrectly.
Ultrasounds confirm three vital details of pregnancy:
- Whether you have a viable pregnancy (healthy & growing)
- The location of your pregnancy (if it’s growing within your uterus or not)
- The gestational age (how far along you are)
An ultrasound will alert you to any pregnancy complications like ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage.
An ectopic pregnancy is where the pregnancy grows outside of the uterus and will not result in a live birth. While ectopic pregnancies are rare, it’s important to receive medical attention as soon as possible, as waiting to treat an ectopic pregnancy can lead to life-threatening circumstances.
Only an ultrasound can identify an ectopic pregnancy. Schedule a free and confidential pregnancy confirmation appointment with us today to get answers. We can help.