In Jodi Picoult’s novel Handle With Care, a character describes the catch-22 of unplanned pregnancy:
“You can’t win. Either you have the baby and wear your pain on the outside, or you don’t have the baby, and you keep that ache in you forever. I know I didn’t do the wrong thing. But I don’t feel like I did the right thing, either.”*
At Avenue Women’s Center, our expert Client Advocates know how hard it is to imagine “wear[ing] your pain on the outside” or “keep[ing] that ache in you forever;” how difficult to sort out right, wrong, and the middle ground. For many women, it helps to talk in an open, neutral environment about abortion, parenting, and even adoption. We believe that after examining all the options for unplanned pregnancy, women are empowered to make a decision they will feel peaceful about.
If you would like to talk, please contact Avenue Women’s Center about our free, confidential services.
*Quote can be found here.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.