FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What can I expect during my time at LateTermAbortion.net?
Before you come to LateTermAbortion.net, we will assist you with arrangements that will ensure your time with us will be as convenient and unencumbered as possible during this difficult time. We will be in contact with you and your doctor to start developing a plan of care and evaluate what resources we can offer to best suit your needs.
Your appointment at LateTermAbortion.net will give you, your family, husband, boyfriend, or significant other the opportunity to become acquainted with our medical staff and services. The plan of care will be discussed and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions. You will also have the opportunity to discuss and review any of the special services or referrals we offer to include in your care. Proper paper work, sonogram, lab work, counseling, and consent forms will be completed. A basic plan of care will be discussed prior to your arrival to the LateTermAbortion.net facility. The intra-cardiac injection will be performed and you will be referred to the proper facility to carry out the remainder of the procedure.
How much does the procedure cost?
The cost of the procedure is based on the number of weeks pregnant indicated by sonogram which the patient or her physician will fax or e-mail, along with any other reports prior to arrival at LateTermAbortion.net. Our fees include all paper work, lab testing, counseling, sonogram, pre-operative medications if required and intra-cardiac injection. All payments are pre-arranged via bank electronic wire transfer of funds. There will be a 25% non-refundable fee due to travel and other administrative costs that are involved.
Is it legal to have a late term and or third trimester therapeutic termination of pregnancy?
It is absolutely legal to have a late term and third trimester therapeutic abortion performed in certain States in an outpatient setting. The facility and place where the intra-cardiac injection will be carried out is one where the procedure is absolutely legal to perform.
Late term abortion is defined by most as a termination procedure that occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy. There are some that define late term abortion as early as 16 weeks pregnant. Third trimester of pregnancy is defined as after 24 to 28 weeks depending on the State or the Medical Professional Group. From a legal standpoint, each state defines its own regulation. The individual states also have laws that determine restrictions on how far an abortion can be performed and the criteria on where it must be carried out. There are some that will not allow abortions to be carried out except in a hospital after 12 weeks pregnant, and other states where there is no hospital requirement and no restriction on the number of weeks an abortion can be performed. There are those that declare the stopping of a fetal heart beat as the abortion, and others that indicate abortion is not defined until complete removal of the fetal and placental tissue. Once the fetal heart beat has stopped, the process of removing the fetus from the mother's womb is no longer defined as an abortion. This is the reason hospitals and other medical facilities cannot maintain the political, moral, ethical or religious controversy that comes with the abortion process; particularly when there is a threat to the mother's life or health or the fetus has abnormalities that are not compatible with life.
In some states, abortions are permissible any time during a pregnancy to protect the woman's life or health, or when the fetus is affected by a genetic abnormality or deformity that is incompatible with life.
What happens if I change my mind after the intra-cardiac injection to go through with the remainder of the procedure?
If this is something that you might consider, do not have the intra-cardiac injection procedure performed. Generally when most fetuses die in utero, there are enzymes released that cause an inflammatory reaction to occur which leads to labor which is followed by delivery of the tissue. The problem is if you do not go into labor for a few days, not only can the patient's blood become severely infected, but this can lead to a clotting disorder where the patient's blood does not clot, severe low blood pressure, bleeding constantly from needle sticks, internal bleeding, multiple organ failure which can lead to maternal death. This is nothing that should be taken lightly. Therefore once the intra-cardiac injection is complete, there is no turning back. The remainder of the procedure must be carried out as pre-planned.
If this is legal, why is it that you do not disclose the address of the facility or the Physicians are who are actually performing the procedure?
Orlando Women's Center and its affiliated Centers have been in business since 1996. Dr. Pendergraft is a Board Certified Ob/Gyn with over 25 years of experience performing abortion procedures. His safety record is impeccable. The State of Florida does not allow abortions to be performed after 24 weeks. In order to be able to help women out in one of the most difficult times in their lives, the constant reduction in late term abortion providers, and the high demand for this service not just in the U.S., but all over the world, Dr. Pendergraft has thought long and hard how to take care of patients in a safe, comfortable, and legal manner. Though it is an extra step in order to carry out the procedure, there are women and physicians alike that will find this service necessary, acceptable, and possible.
Safety of our patients, staff and physicians is why Dr. Pendergraft has decided not to publicly display the address or the physician(s) who is carrying out this highly needed and valuable procedure.