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Abortion Services

Programs that provide access to pregnancy termination services for individuals who want to avoid an unplanned or unwanted birth.

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Pre-Abortion Counselling

Programs that provide counselling for women who have made a decision to terminate their pregnancy. The counselling provides information about fetal development, pregnancy prevention, the abortion procedure the patient will undergo, the risks and alternatives to the procedure, the risks of continuing the pregnancy and, when medically accurate, possible complications and longer term health risks such as sterility or risks to subsequent pregnancies associated with the procedure. The woman may be given written information to review and may be asked to sign an informed consent form.

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Pregnancy Counselling

Programs that help people who are experiencing a crisis pregnancy resolve any social or personal problems that have arisen as a result of their pregnancy or the prospect of parenthood, and help them understand their conflicting emotions, put their feelings in perspective, evaluate their options and make a decision that right is for them.

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Right to Life Groups

Organizations that support the passage of legislation which assigns legal rights to unborn human beings and seeks to criminalize the termination of unwanted pregnancies. Some groups also support measures which seek to prevent capital punishment, euthanasia, assisted suicide and other similar life and death interventions.

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