The following information is intended to help you decide if an abortion procedure is right for you, and answer some frequently asked questions. A staff member will review this information with you in detail at the time of your appointment.
Abortion procedures performed at Hope Clinic generally only take 1 visit. The procedure consists of dilation of the cervix followed by removal of the pregnancy with suction (dilation and curettage – D&C) or in combination with the use of other special instruments (dilation and evacuation – D&E). It is successful 99% of the time and is extremely safe, with a low complication rate.
Pain medicine in the form of pills, injections of numbing medication in the cervix, and intravenous (IV) sedation (moderate or “twilight” sedation) are available and included in the fee. In order to receive IV sedation, it is required that you have reliable transportation home from the clinic after your appointment and that you do not drive for 24 hours. IV sedation is required for procedures starting at 14 weeks.