Quoting rosie has a vagina.:“ Ooooh. I didn't have to do counseling (which a lot of people think is weird; some people have even told ... [snip!] ... a couple of days after the first call and threw a bunch of facts at me - which I didn't even listen to because I was driving.”
No, I live in MN, too and had my abortion at the same clinic as you and I didn't have to go in for counseling. They do the "counseling" when they call you and give you the federally mandated facts. Any further counseling that would be done has to be requested.
And I'm glad you had a good experience with your doctor. The doctor that treated me wouldn't believe me that I got pregnant while on the pill and didn't seem to care much about the pain that I was in. They were very busy that day and I got my 2 tylenol about 5 hours before they actually got me in for the procedure, so of course whatever pain relief they hold had worn off. And of course he had a large amount of medical students with him that day, so that makes a difference too.
I at least always made it into the bowl they gave me to throw up into, but all I can remember from the actual procedure is throwing up the whole time.
Well, anyway, again I am glad you had a caring nurse and a good experience.