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

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

According to the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, almost 75% of women who had an abortion felt at least subtly pressured into getting one. Sometimes, friends and family put unexpected pressure on you with an unplanned pregnancy.

It’s not ok for anyone to pressure you into an abortion decision or any other decision that you are not sure about. Get the space that you need to make this decision for yourself.

Create Some Space

Allow yourself space to collect your thoughts after finding out you’re unexpectedly pregnant. Find a place where you feel safe to talk through your questions and concerns.

If you don’t feel comfortable talking to any friends or family due to pressure, our Lighthouse staff is here to listen to your unique situation and provide support during this stressful time.

Explore All Your Options

The best way to confidently make your own pregnancy decision is to learn all you can about your options. No matter what pregnancy options you’re considering, our compassionate team is here to inform you about all of them. You might have questions right now, including:

  • What are the risks of abortion?
  • What if I’m a single parent?
  • Who will support me financially?
  • Can I continue school/college?
  • What is adoption like?
  • Am I ready to parent?

Your first step to answering all of these questions is to confirm your pregnancy details with us at no cost to you. We offer free pregnancy testing and limited ultrasound to help you take your next step with confidence.

Get Non-Judgmental Support

Having a nonjudgmental and pressure-free environment is essential as you work through the emotions and questions coming at you right now. Find support today at Lighthouse.

Schedule a free pregnancy confirmation appointment to begin, and we can talk from there. We are here for you!