Sunday 26 September 2010

All pregnancy advice centres will support you whether you want to continue or end your pregnancy

Every Monday EFC busts myths and takes names, cutting through the misinformation, disinformation, and straight up nonsense to bring you the facts.

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, as they will be able to provide you with accurate information and a referral if you want an abortion.

EFC has more information on pregnancy advice centres on the website and in the Pregnancy Decision-Making Best Practice toolkit which is free to download

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