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How to Prepare Before an Abortion

The following pages will help you prepare for your appointment.

Before The Abortion

There are some steps that you are required to take before you can come in for your abortion appointment.

Michigan has a 24-hour Waiting Period Law which requires you go to the state's website and print out a confirmation. There are very specific instructions. Please click the link above to begin the process.

WE CANNOT PERFORM YOUR ABORTION unless you PRINT the correct paperwork and BRING IT with you to your appointment.  This is Michigan State Law. 

Michigan’s Teen Abortion law requires minors (under age 18) to obtain written parental consent or a judicial bypass for abortion. Whether you need a judicial bypass or help talking to your parents, we can help.

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Unsure About Abortion?

If you are still in the process of deciding whether or not an abortion is the right choice for you, this section contains some tools that may help you with that decision-making process. We know that choosing whether or not to terminate a pregnancy is not an easy decision.

For many, it is a decision that requires a lot of soul searching, and often involves other members of your family or close circle of friends. We want to help you reach the best decision for you.

Please take your time. Use the tools we’ve provided, and please call our office for a pregnancy counseling appointment if you are interested in this additional service.

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Your Safety and Privacy

Occasionally, picketers stand outside of the clinics, but there are laws that protect you.  They cannot enter onto private property and are restricted to the public sidewalks…Once inside our offices, you will immediately feel comfortable and safe.

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Financial Assistance

Northland Family Planning has financial help available for women living on a low income.  Our staff is exceptional at helping women in need obtain this funding assistance.  We can complete eligibility for funding at the same time you call to make your appointment.  We do not offer a payment plan option but we will personally help you brainstorm ways to raise money, or work overtime ourselves to call funding agencies on your behalf.  We are dedicated funding advocates for women- give us a call.

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