Understanding Your Options & Making a Decision

You can decide to:

  • carry your pregnancy to term and become a parent.
  • continue the pregnancy and place the baby up for adoption.
  • end the pregnancy by having an abortion.

Deciding which choice is right for you takes time, careful thought and support. Your decision may be based on a variety of reasons including:

  • where you are in your life.
  • your beliefs.
  • what your needs are.

Where can I get an abortion in Louisiana?

The Women’s Health Care Clinic
New Orleans, LA
(504) 541-9004

Delta Clinic
Baton Rouge, LA
(225) 923-3242 or Toll Free at (800) 9373242

Hope Medical Group for Women
Shreveport, LA
318-221-5500 Toll-free 800-448-5004

If you need general reproductive health services in the New Orleans area, such as access to birth control or testing, consider contacting one of the Louisiana Planned Parenthood offices.

If you want to get an abortion but you cannot afford one, the New Orleans Abortion Fund may be able to help cover some of your costs.

If you have been abused and are in need of support, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) may be able to provide help and counseling. Visit their website at or call their 24-hour crisis hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE.

If you are looking for support, counseling, or shelter local to the New Orleans area, there are organizations that may be able to assist you.  The Metro Center for Women and Families provides emergency shelter, medical assistance, and legal help for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. They can be reached 24 hours a day at 504-837-5400.  The New Orleans Family Justice Center may also be able to help you. You can reach them 24 hours a day at 504-866-9554.


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