YOU ARE PREGNANT.
If this is an unexpected pregnancy, you have many questions. It can be an emotionally overwhelming time in your life. We can help.
We feel that women’s clinics have an obligation to explain all your options, so you can make the decision that is right for you. After all, your body belongs to you alone—the path you choose is ultimately your decision.
Citizens For Choice strongly supports a woman’s right to choose. This means that we will provide support for you via information and education whether you choose to carry your child to term, are considering adoption, or feel terminating your pregnancy is the right choice for you.
The information you will receive is given with compassion and caring, and above all, is objective and without judgment.
Do you need more information about pre-natal care available to you at low or no-cost?
Would you like to explore the options for adoption? Adoption Choices of Northern California (sponsored by Women’s Health Specialists) has a wonderful adoption program. Or locally Sierra Forever Families.
“I was single for the first time in two years. I had plans to focus on my degree – school was a priority for me. Money is tight, as I can only hold down a part-time job and carry 12 units. Suddenly, I discovered I was pregnant. I felt afraid, overwhelmed, and like I was the only young woman who had ever been so naive. How could this happen to me? I called The Clinic! after visiting the Citizens For Choice website. They were warm and caring, and made me realize I was not alone. I was able to consider all my options and make a decision that was right for me. The support I received is worth so much to me, and knowing I was not pressured to make a decision meant everything.”
Do you feel terminating your pregnancy might be the best decision for you?
For more information about abortion from trusted sources, visit: the National Abortion Federation which has compiled carefully researched factual information surrounding all aspects of abortion. Or this recent study published by UCSF in 2014, Safety of abortion in the United States.
Feeling emotionally overwhelmed after your abortion? Visit Exhale website which offers confidential phone counseling for women who are in need of emotional support after an abortion. Their talk line is: 1-866-4-EXHALE, Monday – Friday 5 p.m.-10 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m.-10 p.m. pacific time.
Are you a friend of someone seeking an abortion? This article provides some great advice on how you can be supportive: 6 ways to to support a friend who is considering an abortion.
In any case, you will need to see a medical professional as soon as possible, please contact The Clinic! during operation hours Monday 10:30-5:00 or Wednesdays 11:00-6:00, at 530.521.3273
For urgent care appointments, contact Women’s Health Specialists directly at 1-800-714-8151. Locations in Sacramento, Chico, Redding and Santa Rosa.