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And God created man in his own image; in the image of god he created him; male and female he created them.

- Genesis 1:27

For by Him all things were created: Things in heaven and on Earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him for Him.

- Colossians 1:16

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know you full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in a secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to me.

- Psalms 139:13-16

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.

- Ephesians 1:3-4

It is our belief that healing starts with receiving God's forgiveness of our sin so that we can become brand new. When the spirit is renewed the heart, mind and body can heal, forgive, and love again. God changes us on the inside! He gives us a new heart! He puts a new spirit in us! For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

- Philippians 2:13

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to give you hope and a future

- Jeremiah 29:11

A call or visit will bring encouragement and hope to each hurting person as they face important decisions in their life. If you, or someone you know needs help, please call: (951) 652-3111 or 24 hr Emergency Hotline (800) 848-LOVE

If you are considering abortion, you deserve accurate information to help you with your decision. Birth Choice Hemet gives accurate clinical information about abortion procedures along with risks and side effects. Before you decide: Get accurate information Be fully informed Protect your health and safety If you feel pressured to make a quick decision, remember you are the one person who will be most deeply affected. You will want to take responsibility for this decision-because you, more so than others, will live with the outcome.

Take a few days to make sure you understand.

Abortion MethodsIf you are considering an abortion, the procedures vary depending on the gestational age of the fetus. Here are a list of surgical and non-surgical procedures most performed by abortionists:

Manual Vacuum Aspiration: (within 7 weeks after LMP)-This surgical abortion is done early in the pregnancy. The cervical muscle is stretched with dilators (metal rods) until the opening is wide enough to allow the abortion instruments to pass into the uterus. A hand held syringe is attached to tubing on a suction machine that is inserted into the uterus and the fetus is suctioned out.

Suction Curettage: (within 6 to 14 weeks after LMP)-In this procedure, the doctor opens the cervix with a dilator (metal rod)or laminaria (thin sticks derived from plant material inserted hours earlier). The doctor inserts tubing into the uterus and connects the tubing to the suction machine. The suction seperates the limbs from the body allowing the fetus to pass through the dilated uterine canal.

Dilation Curettage D&C: Similar to suction curretage. In this method the doctor may use a curette, a loop shaped knife, to scrape the fetal parts out of the uterus.

Dilation and evacuation or D & E: (within 13 to 24 weeks after LMP)- This abortion is done during the 2 trimester of pregnancy. In this procedure, the cervix must be opened wider than in the first trimester of pregnancy. This is done by inserting laminaria in the cervix a day or two before the procedure. After opening the cervix the doctor pulls out the fetal parts with forceps.The fetus' skull is collapsed using forceps to ease removal. The final step of the above methods just mentioned is for the nurse to reassemble the parts of the fetus' body on a table to make sure that all of the "products of conception" have been removed. If any fetus body parts or fragments of the placenta are left inside the woman, she is likely to develop a serious infection.

Prostaglandin: These are drugs which produce labor and delivery at whatever stage of pregnancy they are administered. The mother gives birth to a fetus who is so premature he or she cannot survive. Occasionally when this method is used a fetus is aborted alive. And when an abortion produces a live fetus, it is called a complication.

Mifepristone (formerly RU-486) sometimes called The Abortion Pill: First a steroid drug is taken orally which either destroys the fetus' placenta or prevents it from being formed. Then a prostaglandin drug is taken to induce the uterus to contract and vaginally deliver the fetus. This usually occurs at home after extreme cramping and bleeding begin.

Saline Procedure: A concentrated salt solution is injected into the amniotic fluid through the mother's abdominal wall. It takes about an hour for the fetus to die after his skin has been chemically burned and after swallowing and breathing the salt solution. The mother delivers a dead or dying fetus about 24 hours later.

Partial Birth Abortion: (Also known as "late term abortion"). The mother is given drugs to induce labor. The abortionist turns the baby so that it comes down the birth canal feet first. When all but the head is delivered, the abortionist plunges a scissor or similar instrument into the back of the neck at the base of the skull, inserts a tube, then sucks out the baby's brains to collapse the skull, (with no anesthesia to the baby), then completes the delivery of a now dead baby.

Hysterotomy: This is a late term procedure. The mother's abdomen is surgically opened as in a Caesarian section. The baby is lifted out, placed in a surgical bucket and, if not already dead, then it is allowed to die.

Abortion RisksPhysical Risks: With any procedure there is a certain amount of risk. Sometimes side effects may occur with induced abortion. These include:

  • Abdominal pain/cramping
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.

In most abortions, no serious complications occur. However, complications may happen in as many as 1 out of every 100 early abortions and 1 out of every 50 later abortions. Such complications may include:

Heavy Bleeding: Some bleeding after abortion is normal. There is, however, a risk of hemorrhage, especially if the uterine artery is torn. When this happens a blood transfusion may be required.

Infection: Bacteria may get into the uterus from an incomplete abortion resulting in infection. A serious infection may lead to persistent fever over several days and extended hospitalization.

Incomplete Abortion: Some fetal parts may not be removed by the abortion. Bleeding and infection may occur. RU486 may fail in up to 1 out of every 20 cases.

Allergic Reaction to Drugs: An allergic reaction to anesthesia used during abortion surgery may result in convulsions, heart attack and, in extreme cases, death.

Tearing of the Cervix: The cervix may be cut or torn by abortion instruments. Scarring of the Uterine Lining: Suction tubing, curettes, and other abortion instruments may cause permanent scarring of the uterine lining.

Perforation of the Uterus: The uterus may be punctured or torn by abortion instruments. The risk of this complication increases with the length of the pregnancy. If this occurs, major surgery, including a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) may be required.

Damage to Internal Organs: When the uterus is punctured or torn, there is also a risk that damage will occur to nearby organs such as the bowel and bladder.

Death: In extreme cases, other physical complications from abortion include: excessive bleeding, infection, organ damage from a perforated uterus, and adverse reactions to anesthesia (all of which may be life-threatening. This complication is very rare and occurs, on average, in less than 20 cases per year in the United States.

Note: If you experience immediate physical problems after an abortion, such as: pain, bleeding, fever or nausea, call your doctor immediately, call 911 for help, or go to an emergency room.

Abortion and Breast Cancer:
Medical experts are still researching and debating the link between abortion and breast cancer. However, here are some important facts:

  • Research indicates that carrying a pregnancy to term gives protection against breast cancer that cannot be gained if abortion is chosen.
  • Abortion causes a sudden drop in estrogen levels that may make breast cells more prone to cancer.
  • Most studies conducted so far show a significant link between abortion and breast cancer.

Effect on Future Pregnancy:
Scarring or another injury during an abortion may prevent or place at risk a future pregnancy. The risk of miscarriage is greater for women who abort their first pregnancy.

Emotional Impact:
Some women experience strong negative emotions after an abortion. Sometimes this occurs within days and sometimes it happens after many years. Symptoms may include:

  • Guilt
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Anniversary Grief
  • Flashbacks of the Abortion
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Relationship Problems
  • Eating Disorders
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse
  • Psychological Reactions
  • Repeat Abortions
The memory of an abortion may never go away. Many women live with side effects known as PASS-Post Abortion Stress Symptoms. But there is hope. If you are dealing with the pain of a past abortion, Life Choice Services highly recommends that you see a professional counselor or participate with other women in post-abortion recovery programs in the Temecula/Murrieta/Hemet area:
 
Birth Choice Hemet, 951-652-3111 post-abortion recovery groups and referral services for healing programs in Riverside County.
 
Spiritual Consequences:
People have different understandings of God. Whatever your present beliefs may be, there is a spiritual side to abortion that deserves to be considered. Having an abortion may affect more than just your body and your mind -- it may have an impact on your relationship with God. If you believe in God, you may ask yourself,"What is God's desire for me in this situation? How does God see my unborn child?" These are important questions to consider, and should be considered in your decision-making process.

After an abortion, how do you recover? Perhaps you are feeling some conflict about a past abortion. A lot of women feel hopeless about ever resolving the pain connected with their abortion experience. You are not alone. Healing is possible.

Post Abortion Stress Syndrome "(PASS)" is the name for a condition that can effect women after an abortion. This one painful act often leaves anxiety, fear, shame and endless questions in it's wake. Rationalization and fear initially convinced your mind - that the "easy alternative" was abortion. The immediate flood of relief you expected, and perhaps experienced, has been replaced by the anguish and grief of ending your child's life. For those experiencing guilt or considering abortion, there is forgiveness, peace and hope for your future.

There is no need for you to continue grieving silently. Reach out to someone who understands. Thousands of women (and men) will seek and receive help this year; you can be one of them. Give us a call at (951) 652-3111 to find out how you can get some confidential post-abortion counseling

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