Are you feeling pressured into abortion, but you aren’t sure that is what you want for you and your preborn baby? If you are facing an unintended pregnancy and feeling pressured to choose abortion, you are not alone.
A study from the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons found that almost three-quarters, 73 percent, of women who had an abortion admitted feeling pressured to end their pregnancy. That is a large number of women who are being pressured into doing something they don’t necessarily want to do and has lasting impacts on their mental and physical health.
Many women suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, and Depression Disorder after making an abortion decision. Some women also suffer from permanent physical damage to their bodies due to the invasive nature of an abortion procedure.
The pressure to choose abortion can come from family members, friends, societal pressures, and perhaps the biggest source of pressure, from intimate partners.
Care Net, a national Pregnancy Resource Center organization, conducted a study that found approximately 38 percent of women said the father of the baby was most influential in their decision to end their pregnancy.
You can receive help and support if you are feeling pressure to abort.
One of the most effective ways to process an unintended pregnancy is to enroll in prenatal and parenting classes.
We offer these free classes to men and women to help them prepare to welcome their baby into their family and continue learning the ins and outs of parenting through every stage of parenting.
Pregnancy and parenting can feel overwhelming, but you are not alone.
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