An unplanned pregnancy can send anyone into a panic. We know how overwhelming it can be, but don’t let fear make any decisions for you! Make sure you get all the facts on abortion in Kansas, so you can make an informed and empowered decision!
In this article, we’re exploring the Kansas abortion law and the importance of an ultrasound in your unplanned pregnancy journey!
What are the Abortion Laws in Kansas? Is Abortion Legal in Kansas?
Why Do I Need an Ultrasound?
You may be wondering why you’d want an ultrasound, especially if you’re thinking about terminating the pregnancy. The answer is that an ultrasound provides the insight needed to make an informed and empowered decision for an unplanned pregnancy! They determine two key things about your pregnancy: viability and gestational age.
What is Pregnancy Viability?
A viable pregnancy means that the pregnancy is progressing properly. For example, at about six weeks, the embryo should have a heartbeat. The goal is to rule out a nonviable pregnancy, such as a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy—in either case, abortion isn’t needed.
What is Gestational Age?
How far along am I? Your ultrasound can answer that question! It’s important to know how far along you are (also known as your gestational age), as Kansas law prohibits abortion beyond 22 weeks. If you intend to travel out of state for an abortion, be aware that the surrounding areas may prohibit abortion beyond a certain point in your pregnancy as well. Additionally, you can’t take the abortion pill past 10 weeks of pregnancy.
Before spending your money only to find out you aren’t eligible for abortion, consider receiving a no-cost ultrasound at Wyandotte and Olathe Pregnancy Clinics! If your ultrasound determines that you’re too far along for abortion, our medical and advocate staff will help you explore all of your pregnancy options, so you can make the best choice for your health and future!
Free Ultrasound in Kansas City and Olathe, KS
No matter where you are in your unplanned pregnancy journey, you aren’t alone! Our trained ultrasound technicians are here to provide the support and vital information needed to make an informed decision.
We offer free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and a safe, compassionate space to explore your pregnancy options.
Call us at (913) 289-0100 or schedule your appointment online today. All services are confidential and offered at no cost.
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