By: Linda Buice, volunteer of the STPRC
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:
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.
By: Nicole Colwell, STPRC volunteer
Many people, whether they’re in a steady relationship or not, struggle with saving sex for marriage. It’s not easy to wait, and many people fall into the trap of believing the various lies they’ve heard from the media, from their friends, and even from their partners when they decide to have sex before they get married. Phrases like:
In this series, we’re going to cover the importance of saving sex until you’re married, and we’ll discuss the practical reasons for making this decision. If you are struggling with making the decision to have sex, or to wait until you’re married, we hope that you’ll check back in, and follow this series.
The truth is, while it might be difficult for you to wait until you’re married to have sex, waiting until marriage will provide you with a lot of benefits in your marriage that you’ll miss out on if you don’t wait. We’ll be discussing those benefits too, and it’s our hope that you’ll make the choice to experience all of them.
Here at the Southern Tier PRC, it’s our goal to provide our clients with the information they need to make good decisions about their sexual health. While it’s always your choice to decide whether or not you want to wait until you’re married to have sex, we want to give you the information you need to make a well-informed decision. Finding out about an unplanned pregnancy, being diagnosed with an STD or an STI, or experiencing the loss of a relationship you were sure was going to last can have devastating effects, and we’d like to help you prevent those situations.
If you or someone you love would like more information about making good choices for their sexual health, one of our peer counselors would love to talk with you. We’re available to answer any questions you might have. Please contact us today to make your appointment, or click the Appointment button to make your appointment online.
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Written by the staff and volunteers of the Southern Tier PRC.