Category Archives: Abortion Access
During this national pandemic, abortion care remains an essential health service, therefore we will continue to refer patients to facilities for abortions.
Please be aware that most clinics have guidelines in place to reduce exposure to patients and staff. Call them to verify their hours and procedures.
We know it is important that patients do not postpone needed healthcare, especially abortion care, as delaying an abortion increases risks and costs. But, please note, for everyone’s safety, clinics are following the guidelines for everyone’s health and safety.
If you have had any of the following symptoms of illness in the last 48 hours, you’ll probably be asked to reschedule your abortion appointment:
- General cold and flu symptoms
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Fever (100.4 or higher)
- Shortness of breath
- Body aches/tiredness
7777 North University Dr.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33321
Florida abortion clinic
Michael Benjamin, MD is in a calming, private gynecology surgery center.
We offer the abortion pill and surgical abortions, from 3 weeks through the 24th week (second trimester abortion). The medical abortion (Abortion Pill) is available Monday – Saturday, and those appointments can be booked for the SAME DAY with our CRO (“Come Right Over”) service.
In addition to technical expertise, we have developed a special sensitivity to the emotional needs of women in their second trimester or later. We understand and support those patients and their families facing PREGNANCY LOSS and are faced with that heartbreaking choice of abortion care due to FETAL INDICATIONS, the health of the mother, or demise. Patients travel across the country and from overseas to be treated by Dr. Michael Benjamin. He and our other physicians offer care and support during this heartbreaking time by following our TLC Program for Therapeutic Patients.
If you need FINANCIAL FUNDING, just ONE CALL to us will ensure that your request will be treated with care and diligence. We are an abortion provider member of the National Abortion Federation (“NAF”) thus we meet all of the guidelines and regulations set by NAF.
We have been in continual practice since 1975 in Broward County. Our state of the art facility is located in Tamarac, Florida and is a TOP RATED abortion provider with hundreds of doctors and perinatologists from West Palm Beach, Boca, and the Greater Fort Lauderdale area referring their patients to us for pregnancy termination. We are just a short drive from the airport in Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
All appointments are CONFIDENTIAL. However, our Private Patients have special arrangements where their support person(s) can accompany them.
99 North La Cienega Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Abortion Specialist located in Beverly Hills, CA
Pro-choice Medical Center serves patients in Beverly Hills, California, providing abortion services to those who need them. The team at Pro-choice Medical Center offers first trimester abortion, second trimester abortion, and late term abortion. Patients can count on Dr. Josepha Seletz and her highly trained team for compassionate and skilled care. Dr. Seletz has been a practicing Ob-Gyn for more than 25 years and she now focuses exclusively on abortions.
Pro-choice Medical Center is a well respected and trusted facility among medical providers in California and throughout the entire United States. More than 1,000 obstetricians, maternal-fetal medicine providers, and genetic counseling providers have referred their patients to Dr. Seletz at Pro-choice Medical Center.
At Pro-choice Medical Center, the patient’s privacy always comes first. The office is private and patients don’t have to deal with protesters. California state law doesn’t require parental consent for abortions in patients under the age of 18. When privacy is especially important, simply let the counselor know that identity should be kept anonymous. Pro-choice Medical Center won’t make contact with patients unless given expressed permission. Need to learn more? Call the office anytime to arrange an appointment.
- 66 Painters Mill Rd., Ste 106
- Owings Mills, MD 21117
- (443) 394-0523
Femi-Care Surgery Center is an abortion clinic in Baltimore, Maryland devoted to providing confidential and compassionate women’s health care and abortion services.
Our staff is dedicated to making our patients as comfortable as possible. We realize that some of you have had to make some difficult decisions that led you to our office. And for others you are seeking the same professional health care services that you have experienced at Femi-Care Surgery Center in the past.
GYN Services (Pap Smears, STD Testing & Treatment, etc.)
Family Planning Services
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Femi-Care Surgery Center is devoted to providing confidential women’s care with compassion. Our staff is dedicated to making our patients as comfortable as possible. We realize that you have had to make some difficult decisions that led you to our office.
Our location is in a PRIVATE office setting. We are one of the only state approved surgery centers that offers general anesthesia. We are also nationally recognized by American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (“AAAASF”).
Unlike other clinics, we also offer gynecological services.
Our surgery center is run by a single physician who has been in practice for over 25 years. Our facility is proud to offer personable, unbiased approach to our patients. Our staff also consists of CRNAs, RNs, and Medical Assistants, all of which provide you the best possible service we can.
We work with two abortion funds – DC Abortion Funds and Baltimore Abortion Funds. Helping individuals in Baltimore, MD who need abortion care but cannot afford the full cost of an abortion procedure.
Why We Still Don’t Believe Women About Sexual Assault
In 2014, Bill Cosby’s first accuser came forward. Cosby had made rape jokes for years. Yet no one believed her. Dozens of survivors had to come forward before people were willing to consider the possibility that a woman might be telling the truth about a notoriously common crime. This week, many of Cosby’s survivors packed the court as he was sentenced to prison time.
We’ve constructed a collective narrative that makes women inherently unreliable. We dismiss women as hysterical exaggerators, as excessively emotional, as fame and status-seeking. We watch as women are destroyed by publicly coming forward. Yet we still insist that they’re doing it to get something.
How many of Cosby’s survivors can you name? Without Googling, I can’t name a single one. Clearly they’re not getting famous off of this. We all know this, deep down. We still insist that women are just so unreliable.
We hear stories of men who aren’t adequately punished for their crimes. Like the doctor who raped a patient and who will get no prison time. We watched as rapist Brock Turner was sentenced to a mere six months, and then witnessed headlines refer to him as a “Stanford swimmer” rather than a convicted sex abuser.
We don’t believe our lying eyes. We’d rather dismiss more than half of the population as frivolous liars than accept the glaring reality: men are abusing women at epidemic levels, and no woman is safe.
Christine Blasey Ford Stands Up for Us All
Our refusal to accept women as fully human, as reliable reporters of what they need and what has happened to them, is a major factor in our refusal to believe them when they say they need abortions. And now women across the nation are facing a terrifying reality: a man who attempted to rape at least one woman, and who likely sexually assaulted many more, may get to decide if rape victims get to have abortions—or if they are forced to birth a rapist’s baby, then fight with the rapist over child custody.
Courts are already ignoring Roe vs. Wade in anticipation of Kavanaugh’s appointment. Abortion clinics across the country are already forced to lie to women, to make them wait, to force them to look at images of fetuses.
Christine Blasey Ford is trying to save us from the terrifying reality of a sexual predator getting to decide what women do with their bodies. There’s nothing to gain here—only more trauma.
This week Brett Kavanaugh’s wife met reporters outside their home and gave them cupcakes. We’re supposed to see this as evidence of the Kavanaugh’s fundamental goodness. His wife makes cupcakes, for God’s sake! He was in the choir! He can’t be a sexual predator!
Doctor Ford had to flee her home after receiving death threats.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise. This is what we do—often on a smaller scale—to women who come forward. We disbelieve them, or tell them it wasn’t that bad. And when they persist, we threaten them. We expose their most embarrassing secrets. We make them repeatedly relive their trauma as we expose them to new traumas. Then we ignore their pain, and tell them they’re only doing it to get famous. After all, everyone knows women are crazy.
Dr. Ford knows this. And yet as I write this, she heads to the Senate to open up her pain for everyone to see. She does this to protect us all—me, you, our daughters, our sons. We owe her a debt of gratitude. We give her death threats.
#MeToo: Women’s Collective Meltdown, and What Loved Ones Can Do to Help
I’ve always been skeptical of the #metoo movement. Rather than just believing social science research showing how common rape is, or caring about sexual abuse because it happens to people, we put the burden on women to prove that rape and other forms of sex abuse happen.
We can’t accept that women are human beings who matter, whether we know them or not. We can’t accept that when we post something on Facebook, a rape survivor is probably reading it. We can’t believe what’s obvious. So we demand that they relive the worst moments of their lives, answer questions about those moments, subject those moments to the judgments of men. Men get to decide if any individual rape was rapey enough to count.
I don’t think I should have to share my pain to prove that it happened. I don’t want to subject my own stories to others’ judgments. Women already carry the burden of so much trauma. To have to also convince men that the trauma is real, that it counts, that it matters, is too much.
We always ask too much of women.
We’re asking too much of Christine Ford right now. She’s rising to the occasion, and so I will, too:
Three years ago, outside of my favorite plant store, a man came up behind me, put his hand on my mouth, and tried to take off my clothes. He was bigger than me, and stronger, and there was no one nearby to help. I somehow managed to fight him off, just like Dr. Ford fought off Brett Kavanaugh.
It’s not the first time I’ve been sexually assaulted. Or the worst. But it’s the one that’s proven the most salient for me this week. It’s the one I keep reliving. Because men on social media keep saying this type of assault doesn’t matter. It’s just boys being boys. Just play. Don’t ruin a man’s life over some trivial roughhousing like attempted rape.
Thanks also to the many defenses I’ve seen on behalf of Kavanaugh, I know also that the family friend who spent years grabbing my butt every time he saw me is just having fun. I know that the man who chased me on the interstate and followed me to my office was just expressing romantic interest, that the dozens of men who have grabbed me over the years couldn’t help themselves. It doesn’t matter how I felt about it. What matters are the feelings of men.
I’ve had a headache for six days because I am so tense reading the many defenses of Kavanaugh. I look at my daughter and can’t bear the thought of sending her out into this world. I look on my social media feed and I see women repeatedly sticking their necks out, claiming their stories, standing up for other women. From men I mostly see silence. Or victim-blaming.
If you know anyone who is not a man, odds are good that person is highly triggered right now, or knows someone who is. They’re grappling with their own history of abuse, or with the possibility that if they ever are abused, no one will care. So to anyone who is lucky enough not to feel perpetually victimized by rape culture, please keep the following in mind:
- Know that everything you post on social media is being read by at least one person—and probably many—who have been sexually abused or raped.
- Know that the women you love are watching you. Your response to Trump, to Cosby, to Kavanaugh, and to other men who abuse women will determine whether they tell you their own stories.
- If you don’t know anyone who has been raped or abused, it’s not because the women in your life are lucky. It’s because they don’t trust you enough to tell you.
- Know that the way you talk about sexual abuse can be a form of secondary abuse. Survivors are listening and reading, and what you say is affecting them.
- Consider that you know at least one rapist. Twenty percent of American men admit to having sexually assaulted someone.
If someone in your life shares a story of abuse or says they are triggered:
- Resist the urge to offer advice. Abuse survivors are not stupid. We know that self-defense classes exist and that doors have locks. When you tell a survivor what she can do or should have done, you imply that the abuse was her fault. You position yourself as an authority on a topic with which the survivor has plenty of experience and you have none.
- Don’t tell a survivor what you would have done. You don’t know. You weren’t there.
- Assume the survivor is not only telling the truth, but that they are leaving out some of the worst details. Rather than assuming exaggeration and hysteria so you don’t have to face reality, sit with the reality of the abuse we force people to live with.
- Ask what you can do. Ask what she needs.
- Speak out. Tell men who silence abuse survivors or defend rape to shut the fuck up. Cut them out of your workplace, your social circle, your social media. Make them pay a social toll for their refusal to acknowledge women as human beings.
Doctor Ford, my hero, will begin testifying in an hour. She’s doing this for me, and for everyone like me. It’s one of the bravest things I’ve ever seen, and I wish we lived in a society that acknowledged her heroic act. I hope I would do the same.
Maybe one of the men who sexually assaulted me will one day be nominated for a position of power. Perhaps I’ll have the chance to bring what happened in the shadows to light, and force everyone to see them for what they really are. I’ll get death threats, but I’ll also get support.
Or maybe that will never happen. I’ll just continue getting headaches from the weight of the long history of abuse that we have collectively decided is the acceptable reality for women. I, like millions of others, will continue spending my life expending massive emotional energy dealing with all of this trauma. I’ll cultivate coping skills most men never have to consider. And when the next public sex abuse story bubbles up, men will yet again tell me to stop being so hysterical, so emotional.
After all, it’s not like a person was abused. Just a woman.
“We are a women’s health center specializing in family planning and abortion services. I began working here in 1982 and later became the owner of the clinic. As a nurse, a mother and a feminist, I wanted to create a different atmosphere for women confronting sexuality and pregnancy decisions. I have created a place for you to find and hear your own voice. So, in our clinic we tell the truth, we talk about the hard “stuff,” we laugh, we cry, and we hold women in high regard.” – Deborah Walsh, Executive Director/Owner
Family Reproductive Health abortion clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina offers a variety of family planning, GYN and abortion services. Our staff are well trained, skilled, compassionate and committed to providing high quality care. Women of all ages come to us for birth control, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, annual check-ups and Pap Smear tests, pregnancy tests, ultrasound dating of pregnancy, decision counseling surrounding pregnancy, and abortion services.
A woman experiences pregnancy with her physical as well as her emotional and spiritual being. We offer excellent medical care in a clean and safe environment. We go a step farther to pay attention to the other aspects of this decision. A woman’s head may be saying one thing and her heart another. Acknowledging the range of feelings will help a woman make the best decision for her life and move forward from a place of peace and power. Women are the gatekeepers of life. We have always decided when to bring life into the world through our bodies. We trust your ability to find your own path. Our focus is the woman who sits in our midst. Our mission is to make the world a better place, one woman, one family at a time.
Abortion From 4 to 17 Weeks
Abortion By Pill
Same Day Appointments
Walk-in Pregnancy Testing
Pain Medication or Injection Sedation
Lab Tests (Rh Typing, Anemia Screening & Pregnancy Test)
Follow-up Examination Included
Pregnancy Confirmation for Medicaid
Family Planning and Birth Control
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Family Reproductive Health is located at:
700 E. Hebron Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28273
Call us at: 704-551-0808 or 800-952-9034
Our office hours are :
Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday 8 AM to 1 PM
> Pregnancy Test Services Monday through Saturday during open hours
> Special Counseling Services by Appointment
Providing safe, compassionate and confidential reproductive health care for over 35 years.
Abortion Clinic Spotlight: Allentown Women’s Center, Bethlehem, PA we are committed to the HIGHEST medical standards.
- Staffed by experienced Board-Certified physicians
- Accredited by the National Abortion Federation
- Licensed, inspected and approved by the PA Dept. of Health
- Trusted by patients and doctors since 1978
En AWC hablamos español, al llamar por favor pida hablar con una de nuestras consejeras bilingües.
Allentown Women’s Center services include:
- Surgical abortion to 23 weeks, awake or asleep – usually in just one trip
- Medical abortion by pill to 10 weeks
- Birth control services, including IUDs and Nexplanon
- Affordable, in-office, therapeutic counseling services
- Comprehensive gynecological care, including trans* health services and pregnancy loss
- Laser hair removal – Call for your free consultation with our experienced aesthetician
Pregnancy Loss Program – Fetal Anomaly/Maternal Indication
At Allentown Women’s Center, Bethlehem, PA we understand that it can be an overwhelming experience for a family to receive such devastating news regarding pregnancy loss of a wanted pregnancy. We offer our support and kindness to help you through this crisis.
Our Pregnancy Loss Program includes:
- Sensitive support to help families to cope with grieving
- Honoring & remembering the baby (at your request)
- Foot prints
- Coordinating with funeral homes for services
- Alternative semi-private waiting area for your family/support persons
- Counseling and other support referrals
- Coordination of arrangements for further genetic testing
Miscarriage, or spontaneous abortion, is when a pregnancy has ended and is no longer progressing. Miscarriage is a common occurrence. Estimates are that 20% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage.
Signs of Miscarriage
You may be experiencing a miscarriage if you have spotting, light to heavy bleeding during pregnancy. You may also pass clots and experience pain in your abdomen or cramping.
Medical Excellence, Confidentiality, State of the Art Women’s Health Care Provided in a Safe and Secure Setting
Little Rock Family Planning Services is a modern, free standing, out-patient surgical center. We provide abortion care to a wide geographical area. Currently, we are the only licensed surgical abortion clinic in the state of Arkansas.
We have a team of very experienced physicians that are all medical doctors, and are all licensed by the state of Arkansas. Tom Tvedten, MD, our Medical Director has been providing abortion care in Arkansas for over 25 years.
Our clinic has a well-deserved reputation for quality patient care and surgical excellence. We are inspected annually by the Arkansas Department of Health, and we meet or exceed all standards set by the state. We are a member of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) — an organization that sets national standards for abortion care.
Our clinical staff model utilizes a team approach to provide the best possible care for each patient, enhanced by an attitude of warmth, respect, and complete confidentiality.
Little Rock Family Planning Services
(501) 225-3836 or (800) 272-2183 toll-free
Surgical services scheduled:
Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 AM
Clinical days subject to change, call clinic for available appointment days.
Call our receptionist to schedule an appointment:
Monday through Friday 8 AM to 8 PM
Saturday 8 AM to 7 PM
Sunday 11 AM to 7 PM
Little Rock Family Planning Services is a Member of the National Abortion Federation (NAF).
4 Office Park Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas 72211
Equality Health Center is a non-profit, free standing healthcare facility with a highly qualified, dedicated staff of medical and support professionals. We are dedicated to assuring that everyone has access to the healthcare services they require in order to stay in control of their gynecological and sexual health. To that end, we provide these important services:
Scheduling an Appointment
Our healthcare workers can schedule an appointment promptly and will be happy to answer your questions. Call 855-502-3858 (toll free) or 603-225-2739 (local). They are available: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Thursday and 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Friday.
Our current appointment hours are:
Abortion Clinic Spotlight: Equality Health Center, Concord, New Hampshire are now pleased to offer free WIFI service throughout the building for the convenience of our clients.
Also, if you have health insurance and are hoping to use it for any visit at the Center, we will need you to provide us with information from your card so we can pre-verify coverage with your insurance carrier.
Equality Health Center
38 S Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
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Professionals Dedicated to Providing Quality Care Since 1973
Heritage Clinic for Women provides a caring and confidential environment focused on women and their reproductive and emotional health. Every woman facing a difficult reproductive choice deserves a respectful surrounding where she can gather factual information, explore all her options and receive sensitive support.
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Please Note: Michigan 24 Hour Consent Law – all women in the state of Michigan choosing to have an abortion must schedule an abortion appointment and receive specific state mandated verbal and printed material about pregnancy, parenting and abortion 24 hours before the abortion procedure will occur.
Our abortion clinic services are provided on an outpatient basis and include expert medical attention, confidential counseling and follow-up care in a nonjudgmental setting.
As a member of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), we strive to set the highest standard of care in Michigan while obtaining support from our nationwide community of NAF providers.
Heritage Clinic For Women has been offering gynecological care and abortion services in Grand Rapids, Michigan since 1973.
Thomas J. Gordon, M.D., Gynecologist, is the current Medical Director and has served in this capacity since 1986. He possesses a strong sense of dedication, professionalism and integrity in combination with his medical knowledge and superior skills.
Our entire staff is committed to focusing on the physical and emotional needs of each individual we serve. We embrace the history and wisdom of each woman, the burden of choice resulting from contraceptive failure or human error, and the depth of responsibility involved with parenting, adoption and abortion.
Abortion Clinic Spotlight: Heritage Clinic for Women, Grand Rapids, Michigan is Licensed by the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services as a Freestanding Surgical Outpatient Facility.