Many women question what abortion restrictions now exist in their state after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. This is a fair concern, as much has changed in many states, and staying informed is vital.

In New Mexico, abortion is legal throughout all stages of pregnancy. In 2021, the state repealed an abortion ban instituted before Roe v. Wade. Additionally, New Mexico does not have abortion-related restrictions such as mandated waiting periods. Women are also free to travel to other states for an abortion procedure.

New Mexico’s Medicaid program also covers abortion procedures.

What Should I Do Before an Abortion?

When considering your pregnancy options, it’s essential to be informed about abortion, adoption, and parenting. Each has considerations you’ll need to think about. Learning about abortion procedures, side effects, and risks is also essential. 

Do I Need an Ultrasound?

Even though the idea of having an obstetric ultrasound performed may seem strange, it is imperative to confirm key pregnancy details beforehand:

  • Viability: Up to 26% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, so you’ll want to determine whether your pregnancy is developing or requires additional medical treatment. 
  • Gestational age: Knowing how far along you are can determine which abortion procedure (if any) you may be eligible for.
  • Location: Knowing your pregnancy’s location is critical. Sometimes, a fertilized egg implants in a place other than the uterus, such as a fallopian tube. This condition is known as ectopic pregnancy and is very dangerous if left untreated. You will need medical assistance and cannot have an abortion. 

After receiving an ultrasound and undergoing STD testing to ensure you do not need further medical treatment, receiving pregnancy options information is vital. You deserve accurate information about your options, which helps you make the best possible decision for yourself and your life. 

I’d Like More Information

Are you experiencing an unplanned pregnancy? La Luz Women’s Center is here for you. We offer no-cost, confidential options information, limited ultrasounds, and STD testing with a positive pregnancy test at our center. 

We want to be the place where you find answers. Contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.

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