woman who does not want to get an abortion

If you’re navigating the complexities of an unexpected pregnancy, you’re already facing significant challenges. The additional stress of your parents’ disapproval can make this time even more difficult. 

It’s essential to pause, take a moment to breathe, and recognize that your parents likely have good intentions and are worried about your future. Let’s explore ways to address this situation.

Give Them Time To Process

Allow them some time to come to terms with the news of your unexpected pregnancy. 

When you feel ready, have a calm and honest conversation with your parents. Express your feelings, concerns, and the reasons behind your decision. It might help to write down your thoughts beforehand to ensure you cover all the points you want to make.

You don’t have to have just one conversation with them. You can control the flow by breaking it into smaller discussions where you bring up your intentions. 

Understanding Their Perspective

If you’re underage and still attending school, your parents might urge you to consider abortion, believing it’s their prerogative to decide for you. Even if you’re not, this pressure often stems from their worry about your future prospects.

While their intentions might be rooted in concern, you must prioritize your own needs and desires. Legally, your parents cannot compel you to undergo an abortion, and it’s important for you to be informed about all available choices: parenting and adoption

Get Support

Find someone you trust to talk to about your situation. This could be another family member, a close friend, a teacher, or a counselor. Remember, support and resources are accessible to you.

Even if you don’t have someone in your life you go to for advice, you have us at Women’s Resource Center. Whether you’re looking for no-cost pregnancy services, support groups, classes, material support, or just someone to talk to, we’re here for you.

Reach out to us today to get support. This is your decision, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.