Abortion Information: Should I Have It on my Client Website?
In response to the Dobbs decision that reversed Roe v. Wade, we have had many centers contacting us about the abortion information they have on the Be Informed pages of their websites. Some states have completely banned abortion in light of the decision, while in other states, it is still legal within certain guidelines.
Regardless of what state you live in and whether abortion has been banned in your state or not, people are still searching for abortion information. Whether it is the woman facing the unplanned pregnancy, the father who has discovered he got her pregnant, or their family and friends. It is best for them to find the information on your website. Here’s why:
● Clients are going to find the abortion information somewhere, even if abortion has been banned in your state. Recent research says that Tik Tok has become like a search engine for the Gen Z population. It is a much better option for your clients to find the information on your site than on Tik Tok or on an abortion provider’s page. If they find the information on your site, they can make an in-person, or if you provide it, a telehealth appointment to meet with you and discuss their pregnancy decision options in a loving, confidential environment without any financial investment.
● If you have chosen to have Option Line’s Chat feature on your website, once the client finds the abortion information on your page, she can speak with someone immediately and Option Line can get her scheduled for an appointment with your center.
● The information under your Be Informed tab is copyrighted by Heartbeat International and medically and legally reviewed by Heartbeat International's Medical and Legal Advisory Board on a consistent basis. If any updates occur in a medical and legal review, they will automatically be added to your site. The sources for the abortion information are clearly cited beneath the content.
Of course, it is always important to be up front and honest on your website, over the phone and in person and make sure clients know you are not an abortion provider. This provides protection for you and your organization.
If you don’t already have a Disclaimer on your client website, we can add that to your site for you. The disclaimer we use here at Extend states, “We do not offer, recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients, but are committed to offering accurate information about abortion procedures and risks.”
Here at Extend, we want to provide you with a website that meets your client right where she is when facing that unplanned pregnancy. Please reach out to us if you have questions about having the abortion information on your page. One of our team members will be happy to discuss this with you.
Want to add a Disclaimer or the Option Line chat feature to your client site? Just create a support ticket on your Extend Customer Portal and one of our team members will get that added for you.
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