Roe v Wade

In June of 2022, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that sent reverberations throughout the United States. After months of deliberation, the Court overturned a fifty-year-old case: Roe v Wade. In the aftermath of the decision, voices from all sides have shared their opinions and concerns. Yet, behind closed doors, many women wonder at the implications for themselves. Whether you’ve never desired to be pregnant or have found yourself in an unplanned pregnancy, the decision from the Supreme Court does not alter our focus… you. In the waves of overwhelming information, at Alternatives Medical Clinic, our qualified staff seeks to come alongside of you with compassion and confidentially. We seek to embolden you to make the right decision for your body and your future. Call us today at 760-388-9617 to explore your next right step.


What is the history of Roe v Wade?

Simply put, in Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court ruled in 1973 that the federal government could not restrict abortion by making it illegal. Instead, each state would determine its own abortion laws, but they could not completely outlaw abortion. [1] Over the years, additional abortion laws have been brought before the Supreme Court. In 1992, the Supreme Court considered another case called Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v Casey. In that case, they decided to uphold Roe v Wade, but added a few stipulations for women seeking an abortion. [2]


How did Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization change abortion laws?

Recently the Supreme Court reevaluated Roe v Wade when another case, Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, was brought before them. After much deliberation, the Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe v Wade. In doing so, the federal government no longer determines abortion laws. Rather, each state’s legislature determines its own abortion laws. Some states will outlaw abortion laws while others will allow abortion to continue. [3]


How will the overturn of Roe v Wade affect our reproductive rights?

Although much remains uncertain about the future, women still have options for their reproductive health. In fact, the Supreme Court’s ruling influences abortion, but does not impact other reproductive rights. So, women maintain the right to choose. As you experience your own reproductive health journey, give us a call at 760-388-9617 to speak with our highly qualified team about your next steps.


How will unplanned pregnancies be affected in the aftermath of the overturn of Roe v Wade?

Undoubtedly, as courts and politicians engage in discussions and debates about the Supreme Court’s decision, women continue experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Sometimes the flurry of information may cause a woman to feel alone and confused. So, at Alternatives Medical Clinic we offer a safe, confidential place to receive the care you need to make the right decision for your life, your body, and your future. Our medical professionals seek to empower you with the education and the tools you need to make the right choice. Call us today at 760-388-9617 to begin exploring what your next step may entail.


Will women get in trouble for having an abortion?

Currently, women who have had an abortion will not be criminalized in any state. But the uncertainty does not dispel the lonely feeling many women experience. If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and feel uncertain about your options, call us at 760-388-9617 for confidential, educational care.


What if I experience a pregnancy complication? Can I receive life-saving medical care?

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, they explicitly stated that the safety of a mother remains paramount and legal. So, if a woman experiences a life-threatening emergency, such as a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, she will receive legal treatment. [4]


Will treatment for an ectopic pregnancy change in the future because of the overturn of Roe v Wade?

Despite the overturn of Roe v Wade, the treatment for an ectopic pregnancy remains legal and necessary. In an ectopic pregnancy, the embryo implants outside of the uterus and can threaten a woman’s life. An ectopic pregnancy is a nonviable pregnancy. Once identified, a doctor will either administer a medication that prevents the pregnancy from growing or will perform surgery to remove the pregnancy. In all states, doctors are legally able to continually treat women for an ectopic pregnancy. In fact, all pregnant women should know if their pregnancy is viable before coming to a decision. At Alternatives Medical Clinic, we help women make this determination by performing ultrasounds if you are medically eligible. Call us today at 760-388-9617 to meet with one of our licensed medical professionals!


How do I know if I have an ectopic pregnancy? Or if my pregnancy is viable?

If you are pregnant and experiencing severe pain or heavy bleeding, you should seek emergency medical care immediately to rule out an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. Ectopic pregnancies and miscarriage are not viable. Alternatives does not provide emergency medical care.


How do I move forward?

If you recently discovered you are pregnant, determining the viability of your pregnancy is an important step in your decision making process. So, before making a decision about your pregnancy, call us today at 760-388-9617. Our qualified team will empower you with education and medical care to make the best decision for your life and your future.


We know that the Supreme Court ruling may cause lots of uncertainty, but the path you take is up to you. So, we remain committed to you and your future. We want to provide you with everything you need to make the right next step and to thrive in life. Reach out to us today at 760-388-9617 to speak with our compassionate, dedicated team. We are here for you.