Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about Mend

Nothing! Mend’s services are completely free to you. Mend is a nonprofit completely funded by members of the community who care about accessibility to quality women’s health.

Yes! You are welcome to bring a guest to the clinic. We will always ask your permission in private before bringing them back for test results or ultrasound.

Your information is legally protected by Mend’s confidentiality policy so we do not share it with anyone without your permission. If you choose, we will not mention that we are with Mend Medical Services when we call or text you about your appointment.

You have rights as a minor to our free and confidential services. You do not have to have an adult or guardian with you to get care and support.

Ultrasounds confirm if you’re pregnancy is viable and that it is in the uterus. An ultrasound will also help determine how far along you are. All of this information is critical to your health and your decision-making process.

FAQs about Abortion Regulations

Mend does not perform abortions or refer for abortion services.

When Roe v Wade first became law, it dictated the extent that state governments could regulate abortion. Now that it has been overturned, states get to decide the extent of abortion regulation for their state. Some states will stay the same, some will increase regulations on abortion, and some will choose to allow abortions even later term than Roe v Wade originally dictated. Be proactive in learning what abortion regulations look like in your state. If you are in Oklahoma, Mend is a safe place where you can have your questions answered and talk about your options.

No. The bill in Oklahoma that restricts abortions does not penalize women receiving abortions. Instead, it allows for up to $10,000 fine and 10 years in prison for those performing an abortion in the state of Oklahoma. This criminal law does not apply to any person or organization that performs or aids an abortion outside of Oklahoma. Mend is a safe place to discuss your options openly.

While in a clinical setting, ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage treatment may be termed as a spontaneous abortion, neither of these procedures ends a viable life. Oklahoma laws prohibiting abortion allow for abortions conducted to save the women’s life. Ectopic and miscarriage removals are included in this. Even though many states will introduce more restrictions on abortion, you will still be able to have ectopic and miscarriage removals safely from your doctor, no matter what state you live in. Please do not hesitate to talk to your doctor and receive treatment if you are experiencing an ectopic pregnancy or a miscarriage. 

If anyone in the state of Oklahoma assists in attaining a medical abortion, they could be prosecuted. For those who aid in medical abortions from a state where it is legal to sell or perform abortions will not be penalized. We do not advise that a woman perform a medical abortion on herself, especially without a viable pregnancy confirmed by a medical professional with an ultrasound. Doing so can have unhealthy and even fatal affects on her health. If you take an abortion pill and experience severe pain, fever, or bleeding, go to the emergency room immediately and do not be afraid to tell your physician that you took an online abortion pill. You, as the pregnant woman, cannot be penalized for receiving an abortion.