Abortion Safety Checklist

Before you visit an abortion clinic or provider, we strongly encourage you to ask yourself these important health and safety questions:

  • Have you confirmed your pregnancy? It’s important to be sure that you are pregnant; it is possible to receive a false indication of pregnancy.
  • Do you understand the risks involved in an abortion procedure? Abortion is a medical procedure and does involve the risk of physical harm. You have the legal right to be informed of the type of procedure you will receive, as well as any potential complications. Ask as many questions as you need, to make sure you understand all that is involved, physically and emotionally.
  • Did you investigate the qualifications of your potential abortion provider? Find out the name of the doctor who will perform your abortion procedure, and confirm that he or she is a licensed physician and a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist. Call and ask if the doctor has appropriate privileges to admit you to a hospital in the event that there is an emergency. Also, many states maintain public records about past medical malpractice judgments and settlements. Call your state agency (medical licensing board) to see if the doctor has been involved in any medical malpractice suits.
  • Ask how complications are handled. Abortion providers may not provide any follow-up or emergency care, should complications arise. Ask the abortion clinic if the abortion doctor has admitting privileges to a hospital nearby should you require emergency care.
  • Do you understand that it’s OK to change your mind? Abortion is your choice—meaning you can change your mind at any time. It’s OK to say, “I need more time to consider my decision,” if you are in the waiting room or even on the table prepped for your procedure. Don’t feel pressured to proceed just because you feel like you have to. It’s your body; you have the right to listen to your instincts.

We understand that this process can be overwhelming to anyone with an unexpected pregnancy. Know that we are here for you. Call us for a confidential appointment to sort out all of your options so that you will be fully informed and empowered to make a healthy choice. (845) 471-9284.

Our Services

Our free and confidential services include: self-administered pregnancy tests, referrals for limited obstetrical ultrasounds to confirm pregnancy, options counseling, accurate information about abortion, community referrals, material resource program, Baby Basics Parenting Class, Abortion Recovery Support Groups, individual abortion recovery counseling, Sexual Integrity Workshops, adoption referrals, and Man to Man support.

Hours

Regular Hours:
Monday – Tuesday
9 am – 4 pm
Wednesday – Thursday
10 am – 4 pm
Closed Friday

Summer Hours:
Monday – Tuesday
9 am – 4 pm
Wednesday
10 am – 4 pm
Closed Thursday and Friday

Contact Us

Address:
226 Church Street (location)
PO Box 2118 (mailing)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Phone: (845) 471-9284
Fax: (845) 471-9310
Email: CareNetPC@gmail.com

About Us

Care Net Pregnancy Center of the Hudson Valley provides free, confidential services to assist with unexpected pregnancy. This Center does not perform or refer for abortions.

All our services are free and confidential.

Care Net Pregnancy Center of the Hudson Valley is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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