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ABORTION/Wanted and Planned Pregnancies


Sometimes a pregnancy is deeply wanted by a woman but there is something wrong that may lead her to decide to end the pregnancy. This may be quite a different experience from a woman terminating an unwanted pregnancy and may pose distinct challenges.

Problems with a pregnancy may include:

  • Danger to the woman's health or her life
    • serious or potentially lethal health complications for the woman
    • development of a complication during pregnancy
  • Fetal anomaly
    • identified risk of a genetic birth defect or anomaly in the fetus

Women experience these complications and decisions about ending the pregnancy in various ways. They may feel a wide range of emotions including grief, anger, isolation, self-blame, depression, or hopelessness. Every woman facing this situation is in a unique position and deserves to have her unique emotional needs met.

Life or Health Endangerment

If continuing your pregnancy endangers your life or health, you may find that your health care provider has requirements for your care. Please call the NAF Hotline referral line 1-877-257-0012 for assistance finding a provider (no funding assistance provided on this line). For information about abortion and other resources, including financial assistance, please call 1-800-772-9100.

Fetal Anomaly

If you learn that something is seriously or fatally wrong with your developing fetus, you are faced with making a difficult decision. If you choose to have an abortion, please call the NAF Hotline referral line 1-877-257-0012 for assistance finding a provider (no funding assistance provided on this line). For information about abortion and other resources, including financial assistance, please call 1-800-772-9100.

For More Information

A Heartbreaking Choice is a website designed to address the needs of people ending wanted and planned pregnancies due to fetal anomaly and life endangerment.


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