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It can be a difficult situation if you’re feeling pressured into an abortion. It’s essential that you take a moment to pause and think carefully about your options.

While you may be concerned about how your partner feels or how loved ones will react, remember, this is your decision.

Know The Mental Health Risks

According to one study, almost 75% of women who had an abortion felt at least subtly pressured into getting one. And among these women pressured into abortion, many later faced mental health issues, feeling:

  • Self-hatred
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Shame
  • Depression
  • Regret

It’s important to put your mental well-being first in this case since you’re the one who will be directly affected.

Consider Your Safety

If you are with an abusive partner, you don’t have to follow their suggestions or tolerate their abuse. Abuse can get worse during pregnancy if a partner is upset about the circumstances or worried about the responsibilities of having a child.

If you’re in this situation, talk to someone you trust about what’s happening and make a plan for your safety. You should reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline anytime for support, resources, and guidance. You have the right to be safe.

Think About Your Situation

Find comfort in knowing that while it’s beneficial to consider your partner’s emotions, ultimately, the choice is yours alone. It’s crucial to reflect on your own desires and needs, free from outside influences.

Recognize your emotions and rights. Experiencing various feelings, such as uncertainty, fear, anger, or sadness, is natural. Again, remember that this is your pregnancy; you’re entitled to choose what’s best for you.

Get Support

Life Options Clinic is here to offer free pregnancy services and someone to talk with about your pregnancy options.

Get equipped with the knowledge and resources you need to make a confident choice. We want to support you as you navigate a path forward.

Schedule a free appointment with us today in a safe and confidential space.

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