We’ve all heard the rumors since Roe V. Wade was overturned on June 24. People post their opinions on social media and share articles or information they may have found second-hand, making it hard to discern fact from opinion.
So, what is actually true?
Fiction: Women No Longer Have Access To Good Healthcare.
Fact: Gynecologists and other women’s clinics are still licensed to provide other services like cancer screening, pregnancy testing, and pap smears.
BsideU For Life is a women’s clinic right here in Louisville that offers many women’s health services including free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds.
Pregnant women who experience complications still have options offered to them. Even in states with the most restrictive abortion laws, there are exceptions for medical emergencies where the mother’s life is at risk.
Fiction: Women who have an abortion will be prosecuted.
Fact: Under the reversal of Roe V. Wade, a physician can be charged with a Class B felony and up to 15 years in prison or lose their medical license for performing an abortion in most states with abortion bans. Women will not be prosecuted for getting an abortion.
Fiction: Pregnant women do not have the right to make choices for themselves.
Fact: Pregnant women do have options, and the choice is entirely theirs to make.
Abortion continues to be an option in almost half of the United States.
Adoption is an option for unplanned pregnancies as well. There are many people who dream of being parents but have trouble conceiving. Here at BsideU we can give you more information about adoption and connect you with people who can help.
Parenting is also an option, even if you are terrified and have no idea what comes next. Our staff offers classes on a variety of life skills, including parenting. We would love to help you build the confidence you need to take your next step. Contact us today for more information.