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Have you had an abortion? Whether it was yesterday or decades ago, the physical and emotional side effects from an abortion are real. It’s perfectly understandable to struggle with feelings of grief, isolation and regret after an abortion, and you are not alone. If you are experiencing these intense feelings, talking through your circumstances could be beneficial for you. In fact, even if you think you’re doing ok, it’s helpful …

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While most of our content addresses concerns from women, our team at Clearway Clinic supports men as well. Whether you’re a partner, family member or friend, you play an important role, especially during a shocking event like an unplanned pregnancy. In this post, we address several ways you can support the woman in your life who may feel like she’s run out of options aside from abortion. LISTEN It’s understandable …

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If you’ve recently discovered Clearway Clinic, you’re probably wondering what makes us different from Planned Parenthood and similar clinics. Why should you choose us? What sets us apart and how does that benefit you? There are several ways in which our team at Clearway Clinic works diligently to provide a unique, caring, and safe experience for all of your clients – including you! This article is only a brief summary, …

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In today’s political and cultural climate in the United States, abortion remains at the forefront of many discussions. The dangerous side effects of the abortion procedure, not to mention the ethical concerns, are effectively given the silent treatment in many areas of the country. The implications and outworkings of Roe v. Wade largely affects national and statewide policies. But how did we get here? What happened to create such a …

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Although they are different, birth control and the morning after pill do have some similarities. You might wonder if they are essentially the same thing; after all, the goal of both birth control and the morning after pill is to prevent pregnancy. There are side effects to each one and ultimately, they have specific effects that are not expressly mentioned in marketing materials. But what are some of the differences …

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The “Morning After Pill”. Plan B. No matter how it’s called, the purpose of these medications is for emergency contraception. How does it work? Is it similar to the abortion pill? What are the side effects? We will answer all of these questions and more in this blog post. HOW DOES THE MORNING AFTER PILL WORK? The Morning After Pill is not the abortion pill but is used as a …

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If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, it’s normal to feel scared, alone, and unsure of what options are available to you. That’s a big reason why Clearway Clinic exists. We want to help you discover alternatives to abortion if you feel parenting is not the best choice for you and your baby. WHAT IS ADOPTION? Put simply, adoption involves legally giving your child to another caretaker or family to …

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The COVID-19 pandemic has put all of us in a unique situation where access to certain services is restricted. If you find yourself worried that you might be pregnant during this time, you might be worried that you won’t be able to have an ultrasound done. You may also want to know if you can take a pregnancy test in a safe environment apart from a doctor’s office. At Clearway …

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WHAT IS THE ABORTION PILL REVERSAL? Are you considering an abortion but worry about what happens if you have second thoughts? What happens if you take the abortion pill and have regrets? Although surgical abortion is permanent, if you have taken the first dose of mifepristone, you might still have time to reverse the effects. WHAT IS THE ABORTION PILL? The “abortion pill” actually refers to a two-step method of …

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Loss and the Grief Cycle // Grief comes when we have lost someone or something that was important to us. If could be something like loss of a loved one, job loss, losing a home or moving to a new place, the breakup of a relationship, chronic illness or other things that bring trauma or change to our life. Symptoms of grief also can appear when it comes to miscarriage …

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Steps to Take Before You Have an Abortion // The best decisions are well informed decisions. Be sure to take these steps to endure your long-term health and well-being. Breathe. It’s going to be okay to give yourself some time to think and read up on all your options Find out if you are really pregnant. You can do this by taking a home pregnancy test or at a health clinic. There …

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Post Abortion: Psychological Effects // At first after an abortion, most women report feelings of relief after the pressure “to get it over with” and move on with life. However, lasting psychological effects of abortion experiences are regularly being documented and growing according to studies. Studies have shown there is an average of 5-10 year period of denial resulting from the trauma of the experience and causing a woman to …

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Why Have an Ultrasound if I Am Going to Abort? // If you think you may be pregnant and are thinking about terminating it is important to get a pre-termination exam (positive pregnancy test and ultrasound) beforehand to ensure your own health. Why? You may have an STD and not know it. If you have a sexually transmitted disease, and it is not treated before an abortion procedure it can spread …

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Seeking Legal Abortion   You need to protect your own health and your own legal rights! There are laws in place to protect you. You have the right to: Insist that your abortion be performed by a licensed physician only To know the medical malpractice history of a physician To know if the doctor has an insurance policy that protects you in case of any injury during …

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ONE TOO MANY?   Do you already have children and are you considering abortion? Are you thinking things like: I just don’t know if I can go through another pregnancy. Do I have enough energy to take care of another one? What will my boyfriend think when I tell him? Will I have enough money to support another child? I was just beginning to feel more free again and now …

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Abortion Pill Reversal Your right to choose includes the right to change your mind. WHAT IS A MEDICAL ABORTION? There are two types of abortion: surgical and medical. Surgical is the procedure (surgery) in which a doctor goes in to physically remove the baby from the womb, terminating it’s life. Medical abortion is a more recent option in which pills (known as RU-486) are prescribed to cause the termination of …

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Mail Order Abortion Pills – What You Need to Know Medical abortion is a recent method in which a licensed medical professional (doctor/clinic) prescribes specific pills to terminate a pregnancy. It is important for you to know that any type of procedure performed or medication taken must be under the supervision of a legal medical provider for your own safety. Unfortunately, there is a growing industry of “mail-order” abortion pills, …

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Post Abortion Syndrome (PAS) – How At Risk Are You? Up to 70% of women who have had an abortion fall into high risk for PAS. PAS is a type of post-traumatic stress and is defined as the stress reaction experienced by women after having an abortion. The following are factors that can determine how severely a woman experiences PAS symptoms: A crisis surrounding pregnancy The urgency in making an …

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Possible Symptoms After An Abortion For some women, they have an abortion and move on with life. However, for many women, they experience a wide range of not only physical complications – but also emotional symptoms. Every woman is different. Most medical articles and websites will focus only on the physical symptoms after an abortion, so it is wise to be educated on the possible emotional effects as well. An …

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Men and Unplanned Pregnancy: Risks of Abortion You may know women who have had abortions, managed their feelings well and gone on with their lives. You may feel that terminating the pregnancy is the best decision for both you and her. Abortion seems like an easy and legal solution but it does have significant risks that you may not understand. That is why it is important that both of you …

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  FATHER OF THE BABY: MEN AND ABORTION In the state of Massachusetts men have no legal right in a woman’s abortion.  However, studies have revealed that a father has significant influence in the decision regarding the life of his unborn baby. A decision affects all three (mother, father and child) Both the mother and the father can leave feeling powerless, upset, and scared when facing an unplanned pregnancy. Sometimes …

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Someone I know wants an abortion – what should I do? Your friend, sister, or daughter just told you she is pregnant.  You may be uncertain how to best support her.  Think about how she is feeling too.  She is facing an overwhelming situation and needs you right now!  Perhaps she has told you she is considering an abortion or is seeking out an abortion.  You can show her how much …

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4 Steps to Take Before Abortion You think you might be pregnant and you’re not sure what to do. Even though emotions may be running high, it’s important to get the information you need. Especially if you are considering an abortion, there are certain steps your medical provider should take in order to prepare you to make the best decision for your future. 1. Assess Your Health– You’ll need an …

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Facing an unplanned pregnancy when you’re not anywhere close to being ready to be a parent is unbelievably stressful. If you’re looking for abortion clinics in the Worcester area because you feel like abortion is the only option you have, now your stress is compounded. There are so many options online, from big name clinics to private women’s centers. The number one question is — which women’s health clinic is …

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