faq

Does ABC refer for abortions?

ABC does not perform or refer for abortions. However, here is what ABC can do for you:

  1. Conduct a free lab-quality pregnancy test.
  2. Perform a free limited obstetric ultrasound exam, reviewed by a licensed physician, to determine how far along you are. Knowing how many weeks/days pregnant you are is important in determining which type of abortion procedure you would have to undergo.
  3. Provide free confidential Options Counseling to review the different types of abortion procedures (pharmaceutical, surgical, etc.), and any risks or potential side effects. It’s important to receive comprehensive information on all your options to make an informed decision.

We encourage you to schedule an ultrasound appointment at ABC. You do not have to go through this process alone.

How early can your test detect pregnancy?

ABC Women’s Center offers Early Pregnancy Tests (E.P.T.’s) that can detect a pregnancy 3-5 days before a missed period.

What are my options if I am pregnant?

Once you have a verified pregnancy, you have three options to consider: parenting, adoption and abortion. Finding out you are pregnant can cause a wide-range of emotions, so we encourage you to talk to a family member or friend you trust. Our staff is more than willing to discuss your options with you and those you choose to include in your decision-making process. No one should be pressured into making a decision about their pregnancy. We want to provide a safe place for you to make the healthiest decision possible.

Are the services free?

Yes, all of ABC Women’s Center’s services are completely free. ABC is a non-profit organization. We’ve intentionally structured our organization so we don’t make money on any pregnancy decision that you make. That means we can provide unbiased information without a financial conflict of interest. And we do in a caring, non-judgmental way. Visit our Services page for a list of all of the services available to you.

What should I expect during my first appointment?

When you come to ABC Women’s Center for your first appointment, you will be greeted by our receptionist. You will want to come to the Center 10-15 minutes early to fill out your initial intake paperwork. You will be introduced to a Client Advocate who will spend some time getting to know you and discussing your needs. Once we have confirmed your pregnancy through a pregnancy test, your Client Advocate will speak to you about the services we provide and assess how we can best serve your immediate and long term needs.

Do I need to bring anything with me to the appointment?

We ask that you bring a valid form of ID: driver’s license, picture ID, student ID, passport, etc.

What is a “Options Consultation?”

Options consultations offers you a safe place to think, process and share your thoughts regarding your pregnancy decision. Our trained Advocates offer current medical information on abortion, and education on adoption and parenting. As a life-affirming Center we do not refer for or perform abortions. However, if interested, we can connect you with local adoption agencies to discuss any questions you may have. Should you choose to parent, we invite you to take part in our Parenting Support Program (0-2) as well as referrals to support services in our community that will assist you in your decision.

I already know I’m pregnant. Can I still utilize your services?

Of course. Bring proof of your pregnancy to your appointment or take a pregnancy test with us to confirm. Our staff will then be able to assist you further in the services that you are interested in.

I just had a baby. Can I still join the ABC Parenting Program?

ABC Women’s Center prefers to begin working with clients at the start of their pregnancy journey so that we have the opportunity to build strong relationships. However, we do occasionally make exceptions. Please contact the Center today to speak with our staff about your needs.

Can ABC connect me with other community services?

Yes! ABC Women’s Center has great relationships with local community agencies. We can connect you with referrals to adoption, housing, counselors, attorneys, OB/GYN, WIC, Community Health Centers, food banks, Churches, domestic violence shelters, human trafficking recovery programs, and more.

Can I bring a friend to my appointment?

Yes! We encourage you to bring anyone you would like to your appointment. Having someone with you who loves and supports you is very important.

Is ABC Women’s Center a faith-based organization?

Yes, ABC Women’s Center is a faith based. We are a Christian organization that seeks to offer quality educational and support services to pregnant couples regardless of their faith, race, sexual orientation or age. We do not discriminate. Our services are available to all pregnant women.

I’m under 18 years old, do I need a parents permission to schedule an appointment?

No. Even though you are a minor, Connecticut state law enables you the right to confidential help without permission of a guardian.

Do you prescribe birth control?

ABC Women’s Center does not prescribe or refer for birth control on site. However, if you are seeking information about birth control we recommend you consult with your OB.