Abortion Information

Just the Facts
Call us 410-377-2871  or Text Us 443-377-1983

Abortion Information

Just the facts.
Call us 410-377-2871  or Text Us 443-377-1983

Considering Abortion?

Make an informed decision

Finding yourself pregnant when you were not expecting it can be  incredibly scary and overwhelming. You may be in shock and wondering how you could possibly deal with this on top of everything else going on in your life right now.

PC North specializes in assisting women during this very stressful time in their lives. Since 1982, we have been listening and supporting women as they make a decision that will impact the rest of their lives.

We understand that time is of the essence, so before making any decision, take a deep breath and read through some basic information on your options.

You are not alone. Call us or Schedule an appointment today.

How do I know if I am really pregnant?

If you have missed a period or are experiencing early pregnancy symptoms, it is a good idea to take a pregnancy test. We offer FREE testing as well as ultrasounds that determine if your pregnancy is viable –  an important thing to determine before any procedure can take place.

How can I be sure abortion is the right choice for me?

Every woman’s situation is different. Maybe you are still in school. Maybe you just had a baby and can’t imagine having another child so close in age. Perhaps you work and take care of other children at home. Or maybe you were never planning on being a parent. Becoming pregnant when you were not expecting it brings much uncertainty and stress and so many questions come to mind. Our client advocates are here to listen to your concerns, answer questions and give you the support you need while taking into consideration your unique circumstances.

What’s the difference between the abortion pill and a surgical abortion?

There are two basic types of abortion procedures; the abortion pill, often called “medical abortion” and the surgical abortion. The abortion pill is only available to women who are up to 11 weeks pregnant. The first pill is taken in the abortion clinic and then, you will experience your abortion at home. A surgical abortion is usually performed after 11 weeks of pregnancy. There are two types of surgical abortions; an aspiration abortion using a vacuum or a dilation and evacuation abortion (D & E), using a vacuum and a metal loop shaped tool called a curette. Both take place in a clinic and require time for observation afterwards and recuperation at home.

What steps can I take in helping me with making a decision?

It is always helpful to make a checklist before making a decision. Writing down the pros and cons can help clear up some confusion while you weigh your options, especially because you may feel rushed. Reading about the procedures and risks involved will also help you decide. And, talking with our counselors to sort everything out can really help. 

The next step is to take a pregnancy test. A positive test is necessary before undergoing any procedure. Call us or Text us today to schedule your appointment.

If your pregnancy test is positive, you can receive an ultrasound to determine that your pregnancy is viable (has a heartbeat) and is in the uterus, and to determine the gestational age of the baby. This is  an important factor in making your decision. Having all this knowledge will empower you to make the right choice.

If you are considering abortion, we offer FREE pregnancy tests and ultrasounds and provide confidential counseling to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Questions & Answers

While abortion is legal, each state has limitations on when you can have an elective abortion. In Maryland, you may elect to have abortion up to 24-28 weeks in your pregnancy. Our ultrasound technician can give you a FREE ultrasound to determine gestational age before any decision needs to be made.

It is recommended that you confirm your pregnancy before you undergo any medical procedure.

An ultrasound can determine whether the pregnancy is located inside the uterus or outside the uterus, such as in one of the fallopian tubes (also known as an ectopic pregnancy), and can determine if the pregnancy is viable (living).

If you are under the age of 18, you may come to our clinic without a parent. We follow all privacy regulations as outlined in HIPAA. We do recommend that you choose a trusted companion to wait for you to support you after your appointment.

If you aren’t ready to be a parent at this time, domestic adoption could be an option for you. Adoption in the U.S. looks much different than it did years ago. Birth mothers can opt to remain in the life of their child and can work out the limits of that relationship with the adoptive parents. At PC North, we can discuss this option with you and can connect you with an adoption agency for a non-committal information session to learn more.

Although parenting is a huge responsibility with  a long-term commitment, it is very rewarding. You may be wondering what it would be like to have a child? Can you still work or finish school? What about childcare? Can I  afford it? Am I ready?  Our experienced client advocates can walk you through this option and provide you with resources and parenting education, as well as material support.

You are not alone. Call us or Schedule an appointment today.

Are You Experiencing Pregnancy Symptoms?

Symptoms of pregnancy vary since all women are unique. To make things more confusing, birth control and the abortion pill can make your cycle irregular. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, do not hesitate to come in for a visit. A short confidential appointment is worth the peace of mind that will come from it.

Are You Experiencing Pregnancy Symptoms?

Symptoms of pregnancy vary since all women are unique. To make things more confusing, birth control and the abortion pill can make your cycle irregular. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, do not hesitate to come in for a visit. A short confidential appointment is worth the peace of mind that will come from it.

What Our Clients Are Saying

I would've given them 10 stars if I could, great place, awesome people amazing services for FREE, they gave me some very useful resources I'm still using to this day. I felt welcomed, confortable and helped. My first pregnancy and I didn't know where to start and they were the AWESOME START. Thank you pregnancy center north. Thank you to everyone that helped me, especially the lady that did my ultrasound , she was lovely and sooooo kind. THANK YOU ❤️
Atika B.
PCN is staffed with wonderful, caring people who respect their clients' privacy and offer support in many ways. The facility is clean, safe, and has an ultrasound machine on premises! Women can feel confident in the quality of the comprehensive health care provided at PCN.
Deborah J.
Pregnancy Center North made me feel very comfortable. They touched base with a lot of what I was thinking about. I was concerned about abortion and the procedure and costs without judging me. It was very informative.
Judy E.

What Our Clients Are Saying

I would've given them 10 stars if i could, great place, awesome people amazing services for FREE, they gave me some very useful resources I'm still using to this day. I felt welcomed, confortable and helped. My first pregnancy and I didn't know where to start and they were the AWESOME START. thank you pregnancy center north. Thank you to everyone that helped me, especially the lady that did my ultrasound , she was lovely and sooooo kind. THANK YOU ❤️
Atika B.
PCN is staffed with wonderful, caring people who respect their clients' privacy and offer support in many ways. The facility is clean, safe, and has an ultrasound machine on premises! Women can feel confident in the quality of the comprehensive health care provided at PCN.
Deborah J.
Pregnancy Center North made me feel very comfortable. They touched base a lot of what I was thinking about. I was concerned about abortion and the procedure and costs without judging me. It was very informative.
Judy E.

Questions & Answers

PC North continues to remain open and has taken all necessary precautions to protect our clients, staff, and volunteers from COVID-19.  Masks or face shields are required for all staff, volunteers, and clients. Appointments only. No walk-ins or guests at this time.

Walk-ins are welcome; however, it is best to make an appointment to minimize your office wait time, please text us at (443) 377-1983 or call us at (443)  377-2871.

We recommend you make an appointment if you have missed a period, have any pregnancy-related symptoms and/or questions, or think you might be pregnant.

After completing paperwork, you will meet with our professionals to go over your information and a pregnancy test will be administered. With a positive pregnancy test result, we will perform an ultrasound to confirm a living, intrauterine pregnancy.

All our services are provided free of charge.

Absolutely, you can bring your boyfriend, family member or friend. We will talk with you privately first. Then provided you have given us consent to have them in the room, your guest will be able to join you.

We adhere to a strict privacy and confidentiality policy. Clients will be protected from disclosure of information that violates their right to privacy except where required by law, required for public health reasons, required to avert a threat of harm to the client or a third person, or when other circumstances may reasonably warrant such use or disclosure without prior authorization (e.g., abuse reporting, suicide/homicide prevention, etc.).

Although Pregnancy Center North does not perform nor refer for abortions, we are here to support you during an unplanned pregnancy. At our center we do offer help and support to women who are deciding between abortion, parenting or adoption. We understand that although this moment in your life may feel completely out of control and insurmountable, we are here for you. We offer real support for women during pregnancy and up to a year following birth and we counsel women through the adoption process. All of our services are FREE and Confidential. Since 1982 we have been helping women in your exact situation and we are here to tell you that there is hope.