Louisiana law requires your doctor to tell you about the nature of the physical and emotional risks of both the abortion procedure and carrying a child to term. The doctor must tell you how long you have been pregnant and must give you a chance to ask questions and discuss your decision carefully and privately.

This brochure offers some basic facts to help you make an informed decision about whether or not you want to have an abortion. The information will tell you about normal human embryonic and fetal development and about the methods and risks of abortions.