In your area, you may have seen pregnancy advice centres, or crisis pregnancy centres (CPCs) that offer free pregnancy testing and pregnancy advice. You should know that not all CPCs support all pregnancy options equally. Some CPCs are anti-abortion and will not provide information or assistance in accessing abortion. Some CPCs go so far as to provide misleading or inaccurate information, for example that abortion is a physically or mentally high risk procedure (though it is actually very safe). If you or your friends need pregnancy testing and/or advice, it’s best to go to an NHS-led or supported service or to a family planning service (if you’re under 25, check out Brook www.brook.org.uk), as they will be able to provide you with accurate information and a referral if you want an abortion.
Sunday, 26 September 2010
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