The decision for the outcome of your pregnancy is a very personal choice and will affect your future in many ways. While making this decision may seem nearly impossible, you are the best person to make it. Others may think they know what is best for you, but you are the only one who can understand how each option will affect you.

If parenting is not an option you want to consider, for whatever reason, your options are abortion and adoption.


Abortion is the termination of a growing pregnancy. In Texas, abortion is currently banned except in cases where the woman’s life is in danger. 

There are two types of abortion, medical and surgical. Both procedures have risks to consider.

Medical abortion, also known as the abortion pill, uses two drugs to terminate the pregnancy by causing the embryo or fetus to detach from the uterine wall and forcing it out of the woman’s body with uterine contractions. 

Medical Abortions are only FDA-approved for pregnancies under 10 weeks.

A surgical abortion is an outpatient procedure in which the provider dilates a woman’s cervix (the opening of the uterus) and uses suction to remove the embryo or fetus from her womb. Depending on how long the woman has been pregnant, additional surgical tools may be needed to remove all of the pregnancy pieces.

To learn more about abortion procedures, make an appointment with Inspira.


Adoption is the process of choosing a family who will be legally responsible to raise and care for your child. When considering adoption, a woman can customize an adoption plan that works best for her.

  • Open adoption- A birth mother can choose the parents she thinks are best for her child. The adoptive family and the birth mother work together to determine a plan for contact after the baby is born. Would you like the opportunity to know your child? Open adoption allows the birth mother and adoptive family to spend time together and communicate freely.
  • Semi-open adoption- For a birth mother that wants updates on her child but wants her information to remain confidential, semi-open adoption may be the right choice. All contact between the birth mother and the adoptive family occurs through a third party.
  • Closed adoption: Occasionally, a birth mother will place her baby for adoption and will not want any communication with the adoptive family. Closed adoption allows for complete privacy and confidentiality for all parties involved.

Adoption can be challenging because it is not a “quick fix.” It requires a woman to carry her pregnancy to term before making the most significant sacrifice she will likely ever make. Placing a child for adoption is a selfless, loving decision that can leave a woman with the joy of understanding that though she could not raise her child, they are alive and in a safe home with parents that love them.

Your Life, Your Choice

The decision for the outcome of your pregnancy is entirely up to you, but that doesn’t mean you have to make it alone. Let Inspira offer you information about your options so you can make the most informed decision. Make an appointment today.