Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy, whether voluntary or involuntary. Some view it as terminating a life while others do not. It is a choice that many may face. If you believe yourself to be pregnant and would like further information or to know the resources available, you can go to the WRRC, Student Health and Wellness Center, Sutter Davis Hospital or Planned Parenthood. Ways of prevention include abstinence and Contraception (before, during, and after Sex). A full explanation and other alternatives are listed on the Pregnancy page.
Oftentimes the cost of having an abortion increases with the amount of weeks one is pregnant.
While abortion has stirred up a few protests in Davis, the Davis Wiki is not a good place to host debates.
Getting an Abortion in Davis
|201 29th Street, Suite B|
|Sacramento, CA 95816|
You can call the national Planned Parenthood number for more information: 1-800-230-PLAN
Sutter Davis Hospital
|Sutter Davis Hospital, Women's Clinic|
|Weekdays, 4PM–? (medical)|
|Monday, 4PM–? (surgical)|
|Call first to schedule appointment.|
|Cash (exact) or credit, up front|
The Women's Clinic at Sutter Davis Hospital offers medical (by pills) and surgical (vacuum aspiration) abortion. You will need to call on a weekday to schedule a time to go in for labwork. They can then schedule an appointment for you to come in on a weekday at 4 PM for medical abortion, or on Monday at 4 PM for a surgical abortion. If you are up to seven weeks pregnant (nine weeks from the start of your last period) you may opt for a medical abortion, in which case, the doctor will give you a pill at the office following an exam, and you will take the second pill (actually four pills of one medication) two days later at home.
The abortion process will last about seven days with the heaviest cramping and bleeding during the six hours following pill ingestion. You may be prescribed pain medication and/or be advised to take over the counter pain medication. A week later, you will follow up at the clinic to verify that the abortion was successful. 5–8% of women will discover the abortion failed, and will need to then have a surgical abortion. Surgical abortions are quicker and can be accompanied by general or local anesthesia. They cannot be performed as early on as can medical abortions but they can be performed later on than medical abortions. The price of either procedure is $450. Your insurance may cover partial or full cost.
Groups opposing Abortion Rights
The Sacramento Life Center provides free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, counseling
Bishop Gallegos Maternity Home gives a loving, safe place for women to live and have their child.
Rachel's Vineyard offers help to those healing from abortion.