What to Do When Friends and Family Are Pressuring You into an Abortion Decision

When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, you may be feeling overwhelmed by your pregnancy options. Maybe you have hesitations about the risks of abortion, but your friends and family are pressuring you into an abortion decision. 

Remember, the decision is ultimately yours, and no one can force you into a decision you don’t want to make.

Your Health, Your Decision

Your mental health can be impacted when making an abortion decision based on the pressure of those around you. According to a study by the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, almost 75% of women who had an abortion felt at least subtly pressured into getting one. 

These women who felt pressured into abortion suffered adverse mental health outcomes afterward, including:

  • Shame
  • Guilt
  • Regret
  • Self-hatred
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety

It’s important to talk through unique situations with someone you trust. If needed, create boundaries and space for your family and friends right now.

Talk through all of your pregnancy options with someone who will truly listen to you and not force you into a decision. 

Your Pregnancy Options

The best way to ensure you’re making your own pregnancy decision is to learn all you can about your options. Whether you are considering abortion, adoption, or parenting, our team is here to inform you about all of them. 

Ask all the questions before making a final pregnancy decision. You could have questions like:

  • What are the physical/mental health risks of abortion?
  • What is adoption like?
  • Am I ready to parent?
  • How might I feel after an abortion?

First, confirm your pregnancy details with us with a free lab-quality pregnancy test and limited ultrasound to take your next step with confidence. 

At our Center, we do not perform or refer for abortions, but we are a free first step in your pregnancy so that you can receive the information and clarity you need.

Contact us today to confirm your pregnancy and have the space to ask questions about all your pregnancy options.

Difficult Roads often lead to Beautiful Destinations.