Finding out you’re unexpectedly pregnant can be scary. Having someone pressure you to make a particular decision is even more alarming. No one can legally force you to have an abortion, and a caring partner should never pressure you to choose one option over another. The decision is yours and yours alone.
Have You Verified Your Pregnancy?
Although you may have taken a home pregnancy test and got a positive result, a second test is best. A fourth of pregnancies end in miscarriage, so it’s possible to get a positive result days or weeks afterward.
Come to BsideU for Life for free and confidential pregnancy testing. If our test is positive, you may also be eligible for a free ultrasound. An ultrasound exam can reveal if your pregnancy is viable (growing) or if you have miscarried.
Ultrasound also shows how far along you are in your pregnancy. The number of weeks you’ve been pregnant determines the type of abortion procedure. Since Kentucky banned abortion, it’s essential to get this information before you travel out of state.
Are You Aware of Abortion Risks?
You may have heard that taking the abortion pill is a quick and easy fix, but abortion is a serious medical decision you shouldn’t make lightly. The FDA has approved using this abortion method for only 10 weeks of pregnancy (70 days since the first day of your last period). The farther along you are, the drugs become less effective.
Risks of the Abortion Pill Method
According to the Mayo Clinic, the following are the risks of a medical abortion (the abortion pill):
- Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
Did You Know You Have Options?
If your partner is pressuring you to have an abortion and you’re unsure, consider your other options. One of your options is to place your child for adoption.
You have a lot of choices with adoption. You are the one to choose the couple who will raise your child, so you decide your child’s future. You also determine the level of contact you wish to have with your child and their adoptive family.
A reputable adoption agency offers its services for free. You will get proper medical care, and other pregnancy-related expenses may be paid as well.
You should also look closely at all the resources available to help you parent your child. Many community resources are available, and we’ll assist you with prenatal and parenting education and material supplies.
Parenthood is a big step, but our caring client advocates will be with you along the way. We believe you can be a successful parent.
Why Not Schedule a Free Visit to Talk More?
Schedule a convenient online appointment to discuss your options. Don’t let anyone pressure you into doing something you’re unsure about. If you feel unsafe, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Just remember, we’re here beside you for life. You don’t have to face this alone.