A pregnancy can sometimes come at the most unexpected times in life, leaving many women to consider having an abortion. While some women are confident that abortion is right for them, others may struggle with the decision. An abortion may seem like the best option with challenges such as finances, health, or relationships. At the same time, it could feel uncertain if a woman’s personal beliefs are conflicted. What can you do when you aren’t certain about an abortion due to your personal beliefs ? How do you move forward and make your best pregnancy decision?
An unexpected pregnancy decision can be hard to make if you’re feeling uncertain about your options. Take your next steps at Avenue Women’s Center, a limited medical clinic that’s helped women in the Chicagoland area move forward in their decisions for nearly 40 years. Our free services include private and confidential consultations to help you learn accurate and reliable information about all of your pregnancy options, including abortion. Call, text, chat, or email us today and set up your free appointment at any of our five DuPage County locations!
Abortion and Your Personal Beliefs
Beliefs are often inner truths we feel certain about that stem from our own perspectives, experiences, and emotions. Personal beliefs can impact many of our biggest decisions, guiding us toward the choices we think are best. But what happens when our beliefs conflict with our situations? This can be especially true in an unexpected pregnancy decision. Several circumstances in your life might have you strongly considering abortion, while your personal beliefs leave you unclear about your next steps.
For some women, it’s a matter of their spiritual background or religious views that play a role in their thoughts about abortion. Even if abortion seems like the best option in the face of financial struggles, health issues, or difficult relationships with your partner, your belief system might not reflect the same. For other women, they might wrestle with their own unique thoughts or concerns about what an abortion could mean for them personally. How could an abortion affect life going forward emotionally or physically? What are the possible side effects and risks involved? What are the different kinds of abortion procedures available? (Information on these topics and more can be found on the Avenue website.)
Making a Decision About Abortion with Your Beliefs
Whatever your personal beliefs, a decision about abortion is ultimately just yours to make. A pregnancy decision should be made without anyone or anything pressuring you into an option you don’t feel completely and utterly right about.
Sometimes it can be helpful to talk with someone you trust, someone that understands your personal beliefs and your unique pregnancy situation. It might be a trusted friend, a family member, or your partner. You could discuss your concerns about continuing the pregnancy, and address your thoughts and feelings about a possible abortion. Other times, it can be difficult to voice your concerns out loud with those closest to you—particularly if you’re worried about how they’ll respond to your pregnancy news. Is there a spiritual leader you can confide in? Or perhaps a counselor or a therapist? A local pregnancy center can also be beneficial to learn more about your options, including abortion. You may not have all the facts or details yet to make an informed pregnancy decision. Before you decide, gain a deeper understanding about abortion and abortion alternatives in order to make a decision you can feel good about.
When your personal beliefs leave you questioning an abortion, turn to Avenue Women’s Center for help. We believe every woman should have access to accurate and reliable information about her pregnancy options, including abortion. We provide a completely confidential, compassionate, and nonjudgmental environment for women to address their personal questions and concerns with our expert client advocates. Contact us today for your free options consultation in Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn / Lombard, Naperville, West Chicago, or Wood Dale, Illinois!
The information provided here is general in nature. It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention. Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.