Are You Feeling Pressured to Have an Abortion?


In complicated situations, it is normal to seek advice. People who know us can give valuable feedback and ideas about how to move forward. If you find yourself in an unplanned pregnancy, you may choose to confide in people and ask them what you should do. There is nothing wrong with this. In fact, it can be a really helpful way to get a new perspective on a difficult situation.

When you begin opening up to people, you may find that some respond really well. Some people will want to support you no matter what. You will feel loved and valued. Other people may not take the news as well. First, make sure you give people time to process your news. Just as you needed time to process the news of your pregnancy, so will they. 

However, it is possible that you will start feeling pressure to consider or choose abortion. This kind of pressure may come from the father of the baby, your parents, or from one of your friends. Regardless of the source, it is so important to remember (and truly believe) that you have a voice in this decision. In stressful situations, we can sometimes rush to a decision that seems like it will resolve conflict and keep everyone happy. But any decision made out of pressure or the fear of disappointing people is not a good decision, especially one as life-changing as this. You want to feel confident and peaceful about your decision so that you have no regrets. 

So what can you do if you are feeling pressured to get an abortion?

One of the best things you can do is get solid, accurate information about all of your options. This can empower you to share information with those who are pressuring you and defend what you are feeling. When you schedule an appointment for a free pregnancy test at Birth Choice, this is exactly what we can work on with you. We can share objective information about all of your options, including abortion. We have so many resources that can help you understand and give you the language to have a productive conversation with others.

If anyone is pressuring you to have an abortion, we encourage you to bring them with you to your appointment. We have male and female counselors who can sit with you and discuss the situation in a safe, confidential, and open-minded environment. We are here for you, and our goal is always that you leave our clinic feeling informed and free. Schedule your appointment online or by calling 214-631-2402. 


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Saturday, 27 November 2021