For the average person, abortion can be a ‘taboo’ or ‘fringe’ issue. It can be confusing, understandably considering the medically unsupported anti-choice laws being enacted, the state-funded centers that routinely lie to pregnant women, and the inaccurate information physicians are legally bound to give patients.
Regardless, real, human people need abortions every day for a myriad of deeply personal reasons. All of us at Whole Woman’s Health feel strongly about creating a space where our patients are treated with the kindness they deserve and where their medical care is uncompromised.
We are human rights defenders, protecting the right to safe abortion with dignity by listening to our patients’ stories, honoring their feelings and intentions, and providing sound medical care. We get that the little things matter and it’s why we offer services using a holistic care model.
- It’s the reason we perform one-on-one counseling with each patient
- It’s why we screen for financial aid over the phone instead of waiting for our patients to show up in-person
- It’s why we rigorously follow state and national medical requirements, and why we ask the important question: ‘What matters most to you today?‘
We value the well-being of each person we see and care deeply about how they will remember their abortion experience in years to come. Our holistic care model is what sets us apart from other providers, and it shines through our Whole Woman’s Health family in the words and integrity of our Founder, Amy Hagstrom Miller:
For me, abortion care is a calling.
Abortion involves all the big things in life – sex, death, life, religion, family, money. Providing abortion gives me the opportunity to have heart-to-heart conversations about these things every single day. I get to sit with a woman as she examines what she believes – as she looks at what matters most to her. What are her intentions? What are her dreams?
Sitting with a woman as she examines her abortion decision provides me an opportunity to plant seeds that will change the world. I can invite a woman to look at her life differently than she may have before she came to my clinic. I have a moment to affirm that she is good, to affirm that she is moral and kind, and to affirm that she is not selfish. I can witness her dreams and her desires and affirm that she is put on this Earth to see them out and to act on her own gifts, not just to receive the lot that has been dealt to her. I have an opportunity to shine some light on her situation and turn on a light bulb or two in her thinking – especially about what is possible, what she is capable of, etc.
Whole Woman’s Health clinics offer an Oasis from the stigma and shame surrounding abortion in our culture, from the voices and the judgments of others that often make it difficult to sit quietly and contemplate a big decision.
The opportunity to invite women to accept themselves and to live out their dreams is a byproduct of abortion care to some people, but to me it IS abortion care. I can make a contribution that matters – I can truly change the world one woman at a time, simply by sitting next to a woman, listening to her story, witnessing her experience and gently nudging her to be all that she can be.
This changes the world. And this is why I provide abortions.
Our clinics in Texas, New Mexico, Maryland, and Minnesota all operate under the same high level of care. Every person on our team understands that it’s not only about the services we provide, but more importantly it’s about how we provide those services. Here are just some of the things our patients have said about their time in our clinics:
“The staff explained everything in great detail.”
“You made me feel comforted throughout the entire process.”
“You helped me with everything I needed.”
“Everyone from my first phone call to the end was very nice and comforting.”
“Everyone was friendly and informative.”
“Love the positivity.”
“Staff here are very compassionate and understanding.”
“The doctor was very informative and nice, couldn’t ask for a better provider to make me feel comfortable in this kind of situation.”
If you have questions about abortion and reproductive care, or would like to learn more about our holistic approach, please don’t hesitate to call us at (877) 835-1090 or visit us online here.