3 necessary reasons to have an ultrasound…

Whether you have an ultrasound at a Pregnancy Resource Center or an abortion clinic, it’s important to know the necessity.


The most important reason to have one is to determine if a pregnancy is viable. Licensed medical staff are trained to complete an ultrasound in order to observe if it will likely progress as a healthy pregnancy. Many don’t realize that over 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, which makes an abortion unnecessary.


An ultrasound is also necessary to date the pregnancy, determining which abortion procedure would be performed. Abortion procedures vary, depending on how far along the pregnancy is. The only definite way to determine pregnancy dating is through an ultrasound.

Life-Saving Discoveries

Medical staff, through an ultrasound, can discover if the embryo is located in the correct place, in the uterus. An ectopic pregnancy occurs if the fertilized egg implants anywhere other than the uterus. If an abortion is administered without knowledge of an ectopic pregnancy, it could cause great harm to the woman and it will likely not end the pregnancy.

Facing an unplanned pregnancy? Needing help navigating your options? Learn more about unplanned pregnancies here or make your options counseling appointment here.

Give us a call at 704-983-2100 or text us at 980-354-1037 if you have any other questions!

Since more than 90% of women come to have regrets after making an abortion decision, the PRC removes itself from the process of referring an abortion or specific clinics. However, we do provide information that may help you in screening an abortion clinic, to make sure it is operating correctly within North Carolina laws.