My Partner is Pressuring Me to Have an Abortion, But I am Not Sure?

My Partner is Pressuring Me to Have an Abortion, But I am Not Sure?

Do you have an unplanned pregnancy that is causing some controversy between you and your partner?

Perhaps the pressure of wanting peace is causing you to consider caving to their wishes. But if something inside is causing you to hesitate before choosing abortion, it is worth waiting until you feel more confident before you make a decision.

Do Your Own Research

Don’t let others tell you what is the best choice for you without knowing all the facts about the options you have. You don’t know what you don’t know. And the unknown can cause fear and anxiety. But educating yourself will make you more confident about your choice.

Other people may think they are giving you accurate information but may be actually perpetuating misconceptions about abortion, adoption, or parenting. By doing your own research, you can ensure that you are getting the real facts.

Ask Questions

Part of doing good research is asking good questions. Some that you should be asking include:

  • What are the risks of abortion?
  • Can I afford the hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars that abortion can cost?
  • Does the abortion clinic I am considering have a high rate of 911 emergency calls and ambulance rides to the hospital?
  • Would I even be considering abortion if it weren’t for my partner?
  • What financial benefits would I receive for choosing adoption instead of abortion?
  • Would my conscience feel better if I placed my baby with adoptive parents who could love and care for them?
  • Is parenting an option for me? Would I qualify for state assistance with parenting costs?

Be Honest About Your Feelings

It is ok to be unsure about what you want to do. Be honest with yourself and your partner as you explore your options. Allow yourself to be thorough about this choice because it is a big one. There is no rush to make a quick decision.

Listen To Your Gut

Don’t let fear of angering or losing your partner become a louder voice than your conscience. The reality is that your gut feeling is not going away, regardless of what your partner does. You will feel a lot better in the future if you listen to your inner voice now.

You can only be responsible for your own actions. You need to do what you think is right, even when it might mean others don’t understand.

You Have Support

At the end of the day, your partner may not support you if you choose a different option than abortion. But that does not mean you are alone in your pregnancy journey. Our staff is here because we care and we want to help you feel supported. We can offer free resources such as ultrasounds, pregnancy testing, and a listening ear. We can answer any questions you may have about abortion, adoption, or parenting. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.

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