How can I determine what my health provider's stance on abortion is?
May 22, 2014 6:42 PM Subscribe
I'm concerned about going in pregnant to my regular health provider without an understanding of what I might be up against if it turns out I might need an abortion.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (16 answers total)
So, I've been thinking about this a bit. There is a round of testing you do early in a pregnancy to look for fetal abnormalities/genetic issues. What I don't know is what would my health provider council me or allow me to do in the case of a severe issue with the fetus. If I "elected" to abort due to a serious issue, would I have to go off on my own and seek an abortion or would my medical provider provide me with one?
If I am being seen in a facility not obviously religious in foundation, in a state where abortion is legal, what kind of treatments would I be offered?
I live in a liberal city in a state with legal abortion but it strikes me that I don't really know what my options are in these circumstances and if I'd be turned away from my health provider.
Looking for U.S. answers/anecdotes. I also know this is a touchy subject.