Will My Insurance Pay for My Girlfriend’s Abortion?

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These are four little words you probably never expected to hear, “I think I’m pregnant.” If you and your partner recently had unprotected (or possibly even protected) sex and her period is late, there’s a chance she’s pregnant and you might be wondering if your health insurance will cover any medical and abortion services. Is … Continued

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Will Illinois Medicaid Pay for Abortion?

Abortion and Medicaid can both be tricky topics to navigate. From accessing the care that’s best for you to understanding if Illinois Medicaid covers an abortion and how much you’ll have to pay for your procedure, First Step Women’s Center is here to help! Does Illinois Medicaid pay for an abortion? In the state of … Continued

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What is Closed Adoption?

Here is a woman wondering What is Closed Adoption?

If you recently found you’re pregnant but don’t feel ready to become a parent and don’t feel like abortion would be the right choice for you, thankfully you have another option. When faced with unplanned pregnancies, many women find adoption is the choice that makes the most sense for them. As you explore this option, … Continued

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What Is Open Adoption?

A woman considering an open adoption plan for her pregnancy.

If you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and considering the pregnancy option of adoption, you’re in the right place! First Step Women’s Center exists to empower women facing unexpected pregnancies to make the choice that’s best for them and their futures. The choice to place your child for adoption is never an easy one, but for … Continued

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How to Tell My Parents I Am Pregnant

A Girl Wondering How To Tell Her Parents That She's Pregnant

We know emotions are high, and it can be scary to tell anyone you are pregnant—let alone your parents. You may think, “They are going to be so mad at me,” or “Will they ever talk to me again?” Every parent’s reaction to an unplanned pregnancy varies,  and their reaction might be different than you … Continued

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The Difference Between Plan B and the Abortion Pill

A Girl Looking Up The Difference Between Plan B and the Abortion Pill

Today on the blog, we’ll be discussing a commonly asked question — “Is there a difference between Plan B and the abortion pill?”  Spoiler alert: The answer is “Yes!” Keep reading to learn how these two medications are different and what you should know before taking each. What is “Plan B?”  Plan B, also referred … Continued

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Why should I get an ultrasound before my abortion?

Why should I get an ultrasound before my abortion?

If you’re pregnant and considering abortion, you might be wondering why you would need to get an ultrasound scan. While many states require one before getting an abortion, that’s not the only reason you should consider scheduling an appointment for an ultrasound scan.  Ultrasounds will provide valuable insight to you and are a key piece … Continued

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3 Steps You Must Take Before Having an Abortion

Woman is considering the 3 steps she needs to take before having an abortion.

Do you think you might be pregnant? You’re wondering, “How could this happen? I thought we were careful! What am I going to do?” So many questions and thoughts race through your mind. You might think having an abortion will make the whole thing go away, but there’s no need to rush to a decision. … Continued

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6 Reasons Ordering the Abortion Pill Online is Dangerous

This Girl Is Considering Ordering the Abortion Pill Online.

Taking the abortion pill sounds like a simple way to deal with a difficult situation, but like every medical procedure, it can have serious side effects. Although “the abortion pill” is the popular name given to this abortion method, it isn’t just one, easy pill. The abortion pill is a two-step process. Here are six … Continued

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So, What Exactly Is the Abortion Pill?

A woman sitting on the beach considering the abortion pill.

Although “abortion pill” is the popular name given to this procedure by an abortion clinic, it’s not one pill, and it isn’t as simple as they’d like you to believe. Choosing to have any type of abortion is a serious medical decision. Any time you take pills that make a significant change to your body, … Continued

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