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“My Parents Want Me to Abort”

It’s normal to feel anxious about what you should do after learning about an unexpected pregnancy. After telling your parents you’re pregnant, perhaps they encouraged abortion. This can make things confusing if you’re not sure abortion is what you want. A part of you may feel like you should listen to your parents. Maybe you’re worried about disappointing them if you don’t. However, an unexpected pregnancy can be a deeply personal journey. When looking at your options, how do you feel about them? Where do you turn when your parents want you to abort?

If your parents are asking you to have an abortion, Avenue Women’s Center is here to help. A helpful first step is confirming your pregnancy and finding out how far along you are. We offer these limited medical services confidentially and at no cost. Our expert pregnancy consultants can guide you through your options within a nonjudgmental environment. We’ll ensure you have the accurate information you need to feel confident about making a decision. More importantly, we can walk alongside you every step of the way.

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How Do I Feel About Abortion?

Try to think carefully about your feelings in this situation. Your parents’ opinion about your unexpected pregnancy decision may be influenced by their concern for you. Their advice is likely motivated by what they see as the best path forward. But do your feelings about the pregnancy align with theirs?

You may already be aware you have three options – abortion, adoption, and parenting. Making a decision can be challenging. Especially if you’re being encouraged to choose one option over the other. In this case, it may be helpful to speak with an outside resource.

A healthcare provider, a counselor, a spiritual leader, or a pregnancy consultant are some people to contact. These resources can offer additional information or support surrounding your choices. They can even work with you to help you assess your personal feelings about each decision.

There’s usually a lot of things to think about when weighing your options. What are the pros and cons behind each one? How do you think you’ll feel about each choice in the long term? Are there any questions you still have about parenting, adoption, and abortion? As you learn more about your options, is there one you feel drawn to more than the others?

Coping With Parents Who Want You to Abort

Your parents making their opinion about your decision known can lead to complicated emotions. On the one hand, you may be uncertain about choosing abortion. But at the same time, a part of you may want to listen to your parents. There may be fears that they’ll be unhappy if you choose parenting or adoption. Or, perhaps you’re not sure how to speak up and make your feelings heard.

If you need assistance talking to your parents, a professional resource can be helpful. For example, pregnancy consultants can typically mediate a conversation between you and your parents. They can make sure you have a chance to speak. And that all three of you can learn more about your potential choices. That way, you can all work to be on the same page when it comes to crafting a pregnancy plan.

It’s normal to wonder what to do if your parents want you to abort, but you feel you might want something else. Avenue Women’s Center can partner with you to explore all of your options. We have been providing our clients with a safe and caring environment since 1981. We can meet with you to answer your questions and help you communicate with loved ones about the pregnancy. All of our services are free and confidential.

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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.