It’s not okay for anyone to pressure you into any pregnancy decision. You deserve the space to think over your options without feeling confused or overwhelmed. 

You don’t have to feel obligated to discuss this decision with your partner, especially if your partner is pressuring you to have an abortion. Get the space you need and talk to someone you trust to get clarity. 

You Have the Final Say

A study by the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons shares that almost 75% of women who had an abortion felt at least subtly pressured into getting one. And of these women who felt pressured into abortion, many suffered adverse mental health outcomes afterward, including feelings of:

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

You know yourself best, and it’s important to make this pregnancy decision for yourself, as you will be the one most impacted in the days and years to come. 

Steps Before Making Your Decision

Knowing where your pregnancy stands before making a final pregnancy decision is essential. Safeguard your health by learning the following details:

  • Gestational age: Knowing how far along you are will determine what options are available. Medical abortion is only FDA-approved if your pregnancy is 10 weeks gestation or under. 
  • Pregnancy location: Some women experience ectopic pregnancy (where the pregnancy grows outside the uterus), and it’s a life-threatening situation that requires emergency medical treatment. 
  • Viability: As many as 26% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, and it’s possible to experience one without immediate symptoms. 

Our team can offer free pregnancy tests and a referral for an ultrasound so you get as much information as possible about your pregnancy. Once your pregnancy is confirmed, you can meet with a team member for peer counseling.

Talk in a Safe Space

You deserve to feel heard right now and not pressured into any decision. Our compassionate team is here to help you get the information you need about all your pregnancy options so you can decide with clarity and confidence.

Schedule a free and confidential appointment to learn more and find support.