If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and feeling pressured by your parents to get an abortion, it’s essential to know that you have options—and only you can make a pregnancy decision for yourself. In fact, your mental health may depend on it.

According to a study, almost 75% of women who had an abortion felt at least subtly pressured into getting one. And of those women who felt pressured to choose abortion, many suffered adverse mental health outcomes afterward, including feelings of:

  • Shame
  • Guilt
  • Regret
  • Self-hatred
  • Worthlessness
  • Being unworthy of love
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety

The best way to protect your mental health is to ensure that you’re making a pregnancy decision for yourself. Read on to learn strategies you can take to make your own pregnancy decision.

Or, if you want to talk to someone in person about your pregnancy and options, contact Women’s Care Center today to connect with one of our caring team members. All appointments and resources are complimentary and confidential.

Know Your Options

While your parents may feel strongly about you getting an abortion, understand that you have other options—and the choice is yours to make.

Your other pregnancy options include parenting and adoption.

When trying to decide what option is right for you, it can help to ask yourself the following questions:

  • What option am I leaning toward and why?
  • Do I know all I can about each option? If not, what questions do I still have?
  • Who can I talk to about my pregnancy and options?

At Women’s Care Center, we offer a complimentary abortion information consultation, which provides you with medically accurate information about your options and allows you to ask questions.

Know Your Rights

No one can pressure you into a pregnancy decision—not even your parents.

If you don’t want an abortion, you have the right to say no to your parents. And if you decide that parenting or adoption is the right choice for you, complimentary resources and services are available to help support you.

At Women’s Care Center, we can walk alongside you and provide the support you need to make an informed decision. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary, confidential appointment.