woman who does not want an abortion

While it’s understandable that your parents have strong options about your unplanned pregnancy, the pregnancy decision is yours. You alone can choose a pregnancy option.

Whether you need support, information about your options, or an ultrasound referral, Next Step Pregnancy Solutions & Services is here.

Consider Your Situation

You’ll want to reflect on the relationship you have with your parents. Can you talk to them about anything, or have things felt more strained?

If your parents are pressuring you to have an abortion, know that no one–not even family–can force you to have one. Setting firm boundaries is crucial.

Your parents may want you to choose abortion because they’re worried about your physical and mental well-being, or they fear how a pregnancy could impact your future. While they may be coming from a place of genuine concern, it’s still your decision.

Moving Forward

Speaking to them about your intended pregnancy decision and demonstrating that you’ve done your research may put their minds at ease. If you want to parent, for example, you can share the steps you’ve taken to prepare for that decision and how you’ll raise a child.

Your parents may have lingering concerns even after you’ve shared a pregnancy decision. Speaking to Next Step about your intended decision and how loved ones can offer support can provide a path forward, and your questions will be answered.

Remember, if your parents are abusive, you deserve safety. The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides 24/7 support and can help you navigate this situation. Help is available.

What Should I Do Next?

Next Step is here for you amidst an unplanned pregnancy. We can discuss your options, provide referrals, and offer ongoing support.

Contact us today to make a no-cost, confidential appointment.

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