The overturning of Roe v. Wade has left many women confused about abortion laws.
The subject of abortion is a sensitive topic, and many mistruths are being spread about the impact of the ruling.
Understandably, some women might be worried about how this might affect their future. Here, we will address some common concerns regarding the Supreme Court’s decision.
Fiction: Abortion is Banned in All 50 States
Fact: The overturning of Roe v. Wade did not make abortion illegal in every state. Instead, the decision gave the power to decide what limits to set on abortion to each state individually. Voters now have the right to determine abortion laws in their state.
This means a woman’s options regarding the outcome of her pregnancy vary by state.
Fiction: Women Won’t Have Access to Life-Saving Care
Fact: Most states have exceptions for situations where a woman’s life is in danger due to her pregnancy, and Tennessee is no different. In Tennessee, abortion is only considered legal if the woman’s life or health is in danger or the fetus is not viable.
There has been some confusion about the impact of abortion laws on ectopic pregnancy (the pregnancy growing outside of a woman’s uterus) and miscarriage treatments. These are not considered abortion because in both situations the pregnancy isn’t viable.
In these situations, women might need medical care to remove the pregnancy.
In Tennessee, a doctor is allowed to perform an abortion to save a woman’s life. Women will not be denied care or punished for seeking care related to their miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy.
Fiction: You Have No Options if You Are Facing an Unexpected Pregnancy
Fact: You do have options! And we are here to help. We offer free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds if you think you might be pregnant.
Contact us today to schedule a free appointment. We can walk you through your options regarding your next steps.