Before an Appointment

Your Rights

If you are seeking an abortion, you should know your legal rights:

  • You have the right to insist that only a licensed physician can perform your abortion.
  • You have the right to know whether this physician has ever had his or her medical license suspended.
  • You have the right to verify that this physician has medical malpractice insurance to protect and compensate you in case you are injured during the procedure.
  • You have the right to be immediately transferred by ambulance to the nearest emergency hospital or trauma center if you are injured during the abortion procedure.
  • Women considering abortion should never sign a waiver releasing the doctor, abortion clinic or staff from liability for abortion-related injuries.

Click here to download and print your rights to take with you or stop by any CPC location to pick up a "Patient Rights for Women Seeking Legal Abortions".

How can the Crisis Pregnancy Center help you?

I am Pregnant

How can we help?

We recognize that you are the only one who can make a decision about your body. We want to come alongside you and offer you the accurate information you need to make the best decision you can.

  • We can offer a medical confirmation of pregnancy;
  • information on all your options in a safe, comfortable and confidential peer counseling setting.
  • limited medical information and educational ultrasounds to qualified clients and ongoing pregnancy support.
  • In addition we can provide you with trusted community referrals for things such as housing (emergency or transitional), legal advice, professional counseling, medical help and financial assistance.
  • Whether your test is positive or negative, CPC wants to walk with you through this season of your life. We want to offer you a message of hope and empowerment through education. You deserve that.

How do I tell my parents?

If you are pregnant and struggling with how to tell your parents, talk to us. Make an appointment today to talk with one of our qualified volunteers. No matter what you feel like today, you can get through this. You will get through this.

How do I tell my boyfriend/mate/husband?

Again, you are not alone. The peer counselors at CPC are here to listen and if you want to bring your significant other along we can talk with them also.

How do I tell anybody?

Pregnancy is not a secret that you can keep forever. There is power in openness and sharing with someone else. Our discussions are confidential and sharing with another is a great way of seeing a bigger picture. This could be a divine appointment. Call today, 704-867-3706

I Think I am Pregnant

CPC exists to offer help and hope.

CPC offers free and confidential pregnancy tests as well as information about options and community referrals. offers free and confidential pregnancy tests as well as information about options and community referrals.

How do I know if I’m pregnant?

Signs of pregnancy vary from woman to woman, and even from pregnancy to pregnancy. You may experience some, all or none of these symptoms.

Listed below are the most common symptoms of pregnancy. They include:

•missing a period

•a period with less bleeding or fewer days than usual

•swelling, tenderness or tingling in your breasts

•frequent urination

•fatigue

•nausea or vomiting

•feeling bloated or crampy

•increased or decreased appetite

•changes in digestion (constipation or heartburn)

•mood changes

•weight gain or loss

Most urine pregnancy tests, like the one used at PLCC, are sensitive enough to detect HCG (a hormone that is produced during the early stages of pregnancy) levels approximately 7-10 days after conception.

I’ve had a positive pregnancy test.

If you have had a positive home pregnancy test, but want confirmation, call our 24-hour helpline at 704-867-3706 to make an appointment. CPC can confirm your pregnancy, talk with you about your specific situation and give you any needed community referrals.

Call our 24-hour helpline at 704-867-3706.