Do you have questions about getting an abortion in the Memphis area?

Do you have questions about getting an abortion in the Memphis area? We can help you get the abortion information that you need to help you make the best decision.

Disclaimer: Life Choices Pregnancy Medical Clinic does not provide or refer for any abortion procedure. We do not prescribe birth control.  Information is provided as an educational service and should not be relied on as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.

What is an abortion?

An abortion is the early termination of a pregnancy.

When is “it” considered a baby? When does life begin?

Life begins at conception – the moment an egg and a sperm unite.

What are the different types of abortion procedures? Can I get a late-term abortion?

There are usually two types of abortion services available – surgical and medical. 

  1. Surgical Abortions 

In your first trimester you’ll likely have a vacuum aspiration. 

The most common type of second trimester abortion is called a dilation and evacuation or D&E.

If you’re having an abortion further along in your pregnancy, an experienced provider will do a dilation and extraction procedure, or D&X2.


  1. Medical Abortions 

A medical abortion is a procedure that uses medication to end a pregnancy. 

This is sometimes called the abortion pill or RU486.

What are the risks of an abortion?

Risks can be as simple as fever and heavy bleeding to serious complications like the perforation of the uterus or damage to the cervix.

What are the side effects of an abortion? Is an abortion painful?

The possible side effects of an abortion include moderate to severe cramping,  heavier than your  normal menstrual bleeding and possible emotional and mental concerns.  

Will I regret my decision if I have an abortion?

Many women experience grief, depression, and anxiety after having an abortion.  For some, the issues start right after the abortion.  For others, it starts with their first “planned” pregnancy.  And for others, it may take years before they finally realize what they have done and how it has impacted them.

But there is hope.  H.O.P.E. is our post abortion support group here at Life Choices, standing ready to help you.  We have helped countless women over the years, showing love, grace, and compassion, but never judgment.  

What does an abortion cost? Can I get a free abortion?

Probably not.  Most abortion providers charge a hefty fee to perform an abortion.   Be sure to ask about ALL the costs.  For example, does the quoted price include anesthesia?  What if there are abortion complications – does the price cover hospital or emergency room visits? 

What if I don’t know what to do?

Come talk to us at Life Choices of Memphis.  We will, first, love you for who you are.  Secondly, we will help you understand ALL the options.  Thirdly, we will help you THINK – to determine the best plan, not just for the baby, but for YOU.