My Friends Are Telling Me to Abort, But I’m Not Ready

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Finding yourself in a situation where your friends are advising you to have an abortion, but you feel unprepared to make that decision, is incredibly challenging. Feeling pressured into an abortion is one of the risk factors for experiencing a mental health issue after an abortion.

It may be tempting to allow someone else to direct your decision, but ultimately, the decision should be yours since you are the one who will live with the outcome.

Reflecting and Gathering Information

First, take some time to reflect on your feelings and thoughts. Gathering more information to explore other options is critical. This can help you understand the root cause of your hesitation and find clarity.

Exploring your options is crucial. While your friends mean well, they may not fully understand your perspective or the depth of your feelings.

Consider talking to us at Cleburne Pregnancy Center, where we can provide unbiased information and support.

We can help you understand all available options, including parenting, adoption, and abortion, and the long-term implications of each choice.

It’s important to note abortion is illegal in Texas except in certain situations where the life or health of the woman is at risk.

Your Other Options: Parenting

Parenting can be a fulfilling and life-changing experience. If you choose to raise your child, numerous resources are available to help you.

Support groups, parenting classes, and community programs can provide the assistance you need. Financial aid, housing options, and healthcare services can also alleviate some practical challenges.

Your Other Options: Adoption

Adoption is another viable alternative that allows you to give your child a loving home while continuing to pursue your personal goals. Many adoptive families are eager to provide a supportive and nurturing environment. Open adoption can also allow you to maintain a connection with your child if that’s something you desire.

Find A Support Network and Resources

Gathering more information can also involve reaching out to others who have been in similar situations. There are many online forums and support groups where you can hear about others’ experiences and get advice from those who have faced similar choices.

This can provide a broader perspective and help you feel less isolated.

Consider looking into resources that can offer practical support. This might include financial assistance, housing options, healthcare, and educational resources for parenting. Understanding the full scope of what’s available can help you make a more informed decision.

We Can Help

Cleburne Pregnancy Center is here to help you access free pregnancy services and discuss all your options.

You deserve to make a choice that feels right for you. Trust in your ability to make the best decision.

Contact us for support. You are not alone.

*Abortion is currently illegal in Texas except in cases of life endangerment, but women cannot be held criminally or civilly liable for seeking one.