How to Handle the Pressure to Get an Abortion
Every expectant parent has three options for their pregnancy: abortion, adoption, and parenting. All three options are hard in their own way, especially if your pregnancy was not planned. There may be a lot of pressure to get an abortion. You may feel like abortion is your only option, but there are alternatives to abortion. Your other pregnancy choices are parenting or choosing parents to raise your baby.
Pressure from People in Your Life to get an Abortion
Everyone in your life will have an opinion on what they feel is best for you and your pregnancy. They may try to pressure you to get an abortion. This can feel like a lot of pressure. However, only you can decide what is best for you and your pregnancy. Many of the reasons that women choose to have an abortion can also be met by making an adoption plan. There are options other than abortion. You may have concerns or fears about what others will think of you if you choose adoption. No matter which of the three options you choose, there will be people who will have negative thoughts and feelings about your choice. There is no way to please everyone, and you should not make such an important decision based on what others think or say. Your feelings and their feelings may change in a moment or overtime.
You have Options Other than Abortion
Abortion is the only option that is permanent because after it happens you do not have more time to process or change your mind. With parenting or adoption, you can have time to think through how this choice might affect your life years from now. Parenting and adoption allow you to make a detailed plan or change your mind during your pregnancy. We have a pregnant help line that you can contact to speak with a pregnancy counselor. The pregnancy counselor can assist you in thinking through your options. We provide confidential counseling on your options and support. All of our services are free, and speaking with a pregnancy counselor does not commit you to anything.