Can a Surrogate Get an Abortion?

What to Know About a Surrogate Pregnancy and Abortion

Can a surrogate get an abortion? Find out how abortion works with surrogate pregnancies and how we support you every step of the way.

As a surrogate, you’re choosing to use your body’s ability to bring a child into the world for those who are not able to on their own. Even though you are carrying a baby for someone else, you will get a say in determining what situations warrant a surrogate abortion.

When you become a gestational carrier, these sensitive topics will need to be addressed at the beginning of the process so that you’re prepared for what these procedures are and why they may be required.

We’re always here to help you understand the nuances of surrogate abortions. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us online now or text us at 913-204-0224.

Can a Surrogate Get an Abortion?

Technically, yes as the surrogate, there may be cases where an abortion is necessary. In the beginning stages of the surrogacy process, you’ll work with your surrogacy specialist and the intended parents to create a contract. This surrogacy contract outlines certain situations that may warrant a surrogate abortion.

Below are a few reasons why these procedures may be used:

  • An embryo isn’t developed properly: Even if the embryo transfer process is successful, it may not be a healthy pregnancy. If an embryo develops abnormally, a surrogate abortion may be necessary depending on what’s outlined in your surrogacy contract.

  • The fetus has life-threatening disabilities or developmental issues: In some cases, genetically tested embryos may have a genetic or congenital malformation. Although pre-implantation genetic screening can detect some issues, it doesn’t test for everything. If a doctor determines that a fetus won’t be able to survive on its own after birth, a decision may be made by the surrogate to terminate the pregnancy.

  • Your life is in immediate danger: Although we require all our surrogates to undergo a thorough screening to ensure a safe, healthy pregnancy, some unexpected pregnancy complications can still arise. If a complication arises that puts your life at risk, then a surrogate abortion may be necessary to protect your health and prevent the risk of death.

  • More than two embryos implant: Most reproductive endocrinologists will only transfer one embryo to a gestational carrier’s uterus, but some will choose to transfer more than one. In the event that more than two embryos take, a decision may be made to reduce the number of embryos to two. Carrying multiples can be risky and reducing the pregnancy may increase the chances of having a healthy baby.

Can a Surrogate Be Forced to Have an Abortion?

As the surrogate, you will never be forced to have an abortion. When creating your surrogacy contract, we’ll take into account your preferences and only match you with intended parents who share the same views on surrogate abortion. If you’re not okay with abortion under certain circumstances but the intended parents are, you won’t be matched with them.

Our matching process ensures compatibility with intended parents who respect and support your choices. Your surrogacy specialist will talk with you about your preferences for undergoing a surrogate abortion and will try to help you find intended parents who share your preferences.

This will all be done before the medical process begins when you create a surrogacy contract with the help of your specialist.

Our Promise to You

We’re always here to help you understand surrogate abortions and how it may impact your surrogate journey. Our commitment to safe and healthy practices can help you confidently embark on your surrogate journey, ensuring comfort every step of the way.

If you have any questions about how we prioritize the safety and well-being of our surrogates, contact us online now or text us at 913-204-0224.