Pregnancy Options:

When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, it seems that everyone has an opinion on what you should or shouldn’t do. You’re often swamped with information and some of it may not be reliable.

How you navigate an unplanned pregnancy is up to you. It’s your choice.

At Life Line Sampson, we believe in presenting you with a complete overview of your pregnancy options so you can make your own informed decision.

We provide a non-judgmental and compassionate team that is ready to listen, educate, and help you in any way we can.

Once we verify that you are indeed pregnant with lab-quality pregnancy testing and an ultrasound, we can discuss all of your pregnancy options.

If you have any questions, you will be able to ask our nurse. We are here to help.

What Are My Pregnancy Options?

Learn about Abortion

We are here for you regardless of what option you choose.

If you are considering an abortion, there is important information you should know and understand, including the possible side effects that can come from the procedure.

Before you continue down the path of any option, it’s important to first have a pregnancy test to verify that you are pregnant and have an ultrasound to confirm the viability of the pregnancy. Simply contact us for an appointment. 

We are here to help answer the many questions you may have. These may include:

  • Am I actually pregnant?
  • How far along am I?
  • What if I’ve had an abortion before?
  • What are the risks of having an abortion?
  • What do I need to know about abortion procedures? 

There are two types of abortion procedures: 

  • Medication abortion (also known as a chemical abortion)
    • A medication abortion uses two different abortion drugs, Mifepristoneand then Misoprostol, taken 24-48 hours later
    • During a medication abortion, the hormone progesterone is blocked which causes the lining of the uterus to thin and stops the embryo from implanting and growing. The uterus then contracts and expels the embryo through the vagina. 
  • Surgical abortion
    • In a surgical abortion, a more extensive surgery process is involved. Anesthesia is normally used, the cervix dilated, and the pregnancy is removed with a curette and suction device. 

 Both abortion types terminate a pregnancy, and both come with risks and side effects. 


  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection


  • Perforation of the uterus
  • Damage to the cervix
  • Scar tissue on the uterine wall
  • Infection
  • Heavy bleeding

Life Line Sampson does not offer, recommend or refer for abortions.

Choosing Adoption

Some women think that if they choose adoption, it means they will never see their baby again. The truth is, adoption has changed over the years, and to women’s advantage.

Mothers now have complete control over their adoption process. You can choose from: 

  • Open adoption plan
  • Semi-open adoption plan
  • Closed adoption plan  


  • Open adoption allows the most access to a child and the adoptive parents, allowing open communication and periodic visits as the child grows up.
  • A semi-open adoption meets somewhere in the middle of open and closed adoption.
  • A closed adoption keeps the adoptive family and birth mother’s identity confidential, not allowing for any contact prior to or after the placement of the child.

Our compassionate staff is here to answer your adoption questions. We will help you understand the process and connect you with professional adoption agencies.

Deciding to Parent

The idea of having a baby can seem overwhelming. You may wonder:

  • What kind of parent will I be?
  • Can I afford to be a parent?
  • Where do I even begin? 

Parenting may be one of the most challenging decisions you’ll ever make, but you’ll also find that it’s one of the most rewarding.


Many women feel like they’re not ready to parent, but you may be surprised at how much support there is for women in your situation.

At Life Line Sampson, you will have access to parenting resources, education programs and support.

All of our services and resources are free to you. We are here to walk this journey with you.

Life Line Sampson provides a safe environment with a warm, comfortable setting where privacy and confidentiality are top priorities. We offer a holistic approach to helping women. Our services are available at no cost to you because we are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. This facility is not a licensed medical facility. We do not offer, recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients; therefore, we receive no financial gain from your decision. We are committed to provide accurate information about pregnancy options, abortion procedure risks and alternatives, and post-abortion support. All of our advertising and communications are truthful, honest, and accurately describe the services we offer.