This year has seen some drastic changes. The overturning of Roe v. Wade has left many wondering how the health of women without access to abortion will be affected. Roe v. Wade made abortion illegal on a federal level, meaning the state you live in can decide whether it should be legal.
The truth is that no state, including Texas, can legally deny emergency care, including abortion, to a woman when the life of the woman is at stake, even with the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
What If I Have an Ectopic Pregnancy or Miscarriage?
The current US Secretary of Health and Human Services recently issued a letter that reaffirms patients with life-threatening emergency medical conditions, including pregnant patients, are protected under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act or EMTALA.
Ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages fall into this emergency care category and are different from elective abortions. Elective abortions are usually healthy, viable pregnancies within the uterus that a woman decides to end.
What Is An Ectopic Pregnancy And Miscarriage?
An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that cannot survive because it develops outside of the uterus and can be life-threatening for the woman if left untreated. Complications can include organ damage and heavy bleeding.
A miscarriage can be very common and typically happens when a fetus is not developing as expected. Miscarriages can require medical treatment to protect the health of the mother.
It is crucial to make sure that you do not have an ectopic pregnancy or have suffered a miscarriage by verifying your pregnancy.
We’re here to help you understand your options and feel confident in your next steps. We offer a lab-quality pregnancy test and an ultrasound at no cost to you. Schedule a free and confidential appointment with our caring team today.