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Does Abortion Hurt?

Does Abortion Hurt?

Going through an abortion, which is a serious decision, can have effects on both your feelings and body. People often wonder if abortion causes pain. Some may feel relief at first, but many individuals we talk to at our center share that they later experience deep emotional and physical pain from the loss, which they feel have to handle by themselves.


If you're thinking about having an abortion, it's important to know you're not alone in asking tough questions. We're here to give you accurate information about what might happen before, during, and after an abortion.

We'll also provide detailed info on all your pregnancy choices and resources to help you make the best decision for you.

As a non-profit organization, we won't make money from your choice, invade your privacy, or withhold support based on your decision. A free, confidential consultation will help you confirm your pregnancy, estimate how far along you are, and get answers about abortion pills or procedures.


Surgical v. Medical Abortion


Depending on how long you've been pregnant, you might choose a surgical or a medical abortion.


A surgical abortion is an outpatient procedure where a doctor uses chemicals and instruments to terminate and remove the fetus from the body. The complexity of the procedure will depend on how far along fetal development is.


A medical abortion uses medication, often called an "abortion pill," to end the pregnancy. This method is done before 11 weeks of pregnancy.


Abortion Legality

In North Carolina, abortion is legally allowed up to 12 weeks, with certain circumstances possibly extending that timeframe. However, it's crucial to be aware that while technically legal on your end to purchase, many online abortion drug retailers offering the abortion pill sell products manufactured outside the country, which may not be approved by the FDA. Therefore, what you are taking may not be guaranteed as safe or approved for consumption.


It’s important to note that Alpha Pregnancy Center does not offer or refer for pregnancy terminations, but our services are 100% confidential, so no questions are too difficult to ask. If you would like to speak anonymously with a certified nurse, send a text to 336-901-3918. We are available 24/7 to answer any of your abortion related questions. 

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We’re available to help on your own terms. Support is available through text, call, or in-person at our facility. All with your anonymity preserved.


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