Since the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, many different narratives have been circulating the nation about women’s healthcare. In this article, we’ll discuss how the Supreme Court’s new ruling affects each state and address a few claims surrounding abortion.

What Does The Reversal Of Roe v. Wade Mean For Women?

Let’s first break down what the Supreme Court’s decision actually means. According to the new ruling, the decisions and laws for abortions are now the responsibility of the states. State representatives have been reviewing, reinforcing, and remaking their laws to support the residents and women of their state. 

The reversal of Roe did not ban abortions in the United States. Some states have banned elective abortions; however, every state maintains abortion laws to protect women’s lives. 

California, for example, has reinforced a woman’s right to an abortion in the state. The Attorney General declared that elective abortions will remain fully protected and legal in the state. 

Are Women Still Protected? 

One of the most misleading claims floating around lately is that women will die if they are denied an abortion. The good news is EVERY state allows women access to an abortion if that woman’s life is in jeopardy. 

This is a rare occurrence, but it can happen. Take an ectopic pregnancy, for example. An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the pregnancy grows outside of the uterus. This type of pregnancy is not viable, meaning it will spontaneously rupture naturally.

Healthcare professionals must remove ectopic pregnancies. Otherwise, the rupturing can result in severe internal bleeding and create a medical emergency. This is one of the reasons pregnant women are advised to have an ultrasound; to confirm the pregnancy and its location. 

Women in every state will still be allowed a procedure to remove an ectopic pregnancy safely.

Finding Support For Wellness

If you or a friend are going through an unintended pregnancy, finding a safe place of support is vital. At Mendo Lake Women’s Clinic, women can confirm a pregnancy, receive testing and treatment for STDs and qualify for limited ultrasounds

Our qualified staff members will explain all the options available so you can feel confident in whatever you decide for your pregnancy. Call us at (707) 463-1436 to schedule an appointment at your convenience. We believe in you and your future.