Pregnancy is a life-changing moment for a woman and those close to her regardless of age. If you or someone you know has a pregnancy that is unwanted, unexpected, or has a feeling of being overwhelmed by pregnancy and abortion is being considered, please know that you are not alone. We are here to help you become informed about a decision that could impact your life far beyond the actual procedure. This series will address some issues that are important to consider before you make a life altering decision.
Unplanned pregnancies can be overwhelming for a variety of reasons. The situation can affect family members and friends, too. You or someone you know may be considering abortion because:
- a fear of social stigma
- pressure from family members, friends, or partners
- inability to financially support a child
- no partner
- a baby will interfere with school or career
- a feeling of not being ready to have a child
- are not sure of options
These are just some examples of possible scenarios or pressures.
Before you make a choice, please consider becoming educated about the risks of abortion procedures, long-term possible effects for the woman and those close to her, other choices and support that is available.
The Southern Tier Pregnancy Resource Center has a variety of resources available as well as qualified counselors to help you become better informed. The internet is full of resources that may or may not be helpful. The information can be confusing. We are here to help you and to give you the support you may need.