What Are My Options When It Comes To Abortions?

Roe v Wade was overturned on June 24, 2022 by the Supreme Court of the United States’ decision giving the authority to the individual states to determine how to address abortion rights. This enacted the Missouri state trigger law, 188.017.  Right to Life of the Unborn Child Act — limitation on abortions.

In general, Abortions in Missouri are currently no longer accessible except in those cases of physical, medical emergencies, which would be to save the life of the pregnant woman.

At Birthright St. Charles we understand that this decision may bring confusion, heightened emotions and more questions or concerns. We want to be clear that, although the laws have changed, our commitment to serving women facing an untimely or crisis pregnancy has not changed.  As before, we are committed to serving, supporting and empowering women in pregnancy.  We understand the continued need for information and understanding so that women can make an informed decision and receive the support, services and understanding they need.  Our services remain confidential, compassionate and professional, meeting the unique needs and circumstances of each women we get to meet.

You have many choices when it comes to your body. You may feel that an abortion will prevent your life from changing, but that is seldom true. It has already changed: you are pregnant. Before you schedule an appointment for an abortion, come in and talk to us. Birthright of St. Charles does not financially benefit from your visit. We are only here to listen to you, to answer your questions, and provide a safe place for you to consider all your options. Our professional master’s level counselors have the training and experience to help you with all your questions and explain your options. We are not a medical facility and do not perform or refer for abortions. However, we can process the factors in your life that may cause you to believe that abortion is your only option. Our counselors will provide you with accurate information. They will be sympathetic to the circumstances that are moving you to consider an abortion. Ultimately it is your decision – we are not here to tell you what you should or shouldn’t do. After all it is Your Life. Your Plan.

Call or Text today to schedule an appointment, (636) 724-1200. While you are here you can:

If you are pregnant you still have choices. Today it may seem that an abortion is your only choice. The staff at Birthright of St. Charles wants you to be completely informed and know that you aren’t alone at this difficult time.  We’re ready to hear you – ready to help.


First Trimester:
Aspiration Abortion
(4-16 weeks after last menstrual period)
Aspiration abortion, also called vacuum aspiration, is performed throughout the first trimester.
(13-24 weeks after last missed period)
Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)
During the second trimester a dilation and evacuation abortion is performed. Anesthesia (local or general) will be given the day of the procedure before the cervix is mechanically stretched.
 Plan B One-Step (up to 72 hours)
Plan B One-Step is also called the morning after pill. The pill contains 1.5 milligrams of levonorgestrel. Depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle, the pill may prevent ovulation, interfere with fertilization, or prevent implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus. Plan B One-step is not effective if implantation has already occurred.
Mifeprex (mifepristone) (up to 49 days after 1st day of last menstrual cycle)
Formerly known as RU-486, Mifeprex is used with misoprostol to end a pregnancy. It does so by blocking the action of the hormone progesterone. Progesterone is needed to sustain a pregnancy.

As we discussed above you do have a choice. You can choose to mourn a life, share a life, or raise a life. It may seem like an abortion will wipe away this situation and you can go on with your life.  It’s not that simple.  Abortion is not just a simple medical procedure. It is a life-changing event with significant physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences. At this confusing time you are trying to process a lot of information. Our professional master’s level counselors  have the training and experience to help you with all your questions and explain all our options thoroughly. Counselors will provide you with accurate information on abortion and will be sympathetic to the circumstances that are moving you to consider an abortion. Call today to schedule an appointment, (636) 724-1200.


The Justice Foundation
The Justice Foundation’s “Center Against Forced Abortions” or “CAFA” was created to provide legal resources to mothers who are being forced or coerced into an unwanted abortion.
Your Abortion Experience
Abortion Changes You is a refuge for those who wish to tell their story and begin the process of healing.
Support After Abortion
Support After Abortion provides compassionate, genuine care for women and men who are experiencing grief, regret, and other emotions after abortion.