Its a fact of life: Many women are faced with a stark decision to make upon discovering they have an unexpected or unwanted pregnancy. Help exists through immediate access to many local abortion clinics. Options seem to be few, but all will be revealed and have to be considered based upon personal preferences, health and other circumstances. Local abortion clinics generally provide several options for pregnant women, including medical and surgical abortions as well as provide alternative information for those hoping for a healthy full term pregnancy. Local abortion clinics can be owned and operated privately or by larger public institutions. Choices related to pregnancy can be discussed with medical professionals and can range from independently raising a child, utilizing adoption services, or seeking abortion. Abortion can be very successful, with several methods readily available to patients. If abortion is deemed the best choice for the pregnant woman, she can be provided with a variety of helpful information to prepare her for the abortion process. Local abortion clinic staff can also provide additional support services or resources to ensure each patient is comfortable and confident with their decision to abort. Medical abortions allow for an abortion pill to be administered to patients in medical clinics in order to terminate the pregnancy. Abortion pills are not "morning after" pills and will terminate a pregnancy if used as prescribed. In some cases, the medical abortion process proves unsuccessful or unavailable due to special circumstances of the pregnancy and a surgical abortion can be seeked instead at a medical clinic. Surgical abortions vary by medical clinic but are a safe and practical choice for the abortion procedure. Brochures, pamphlets and other helpful, informative documents are readily available at most local abortion clinics as well as other medical clinics in the community.