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“I Was Forced to Have an Abortion in the Past. I Don’t Want to Do That Again.”

The past can influence us, but it doesn’t have to define us. A remark from a client got us thinking about that. She had been in a circumstance where she felt she had been forced to have an abortion in the past. After her experience, she firmly stated, “I don’t want to do that again.”

“I’m Not Strong Enough for Adoption.”

When facing an unplanned pregnancy, it can be hard to know which route to take, and which option is going to be best. It can feel overwhelming, and might leave you with a sense of confusion and uncertainty on what steps to take next. Every woman is faced with one of three options: abortion, adoption, and parenting. Although abortion and parenting are common considerations, often when it comes to adoption, our clients say, “I’m not strong enough.”

Questions About Plan B and Birth Defects?

If pregnancy is not part of your plan at this time, regular use of a reliable form of birth control should be. However, sometimes slip-ups do occur. Maybe you’ve forgotten to take several birth control pills in a row. Perhaps a condom broke or slipped off. Or maybe it was just an occasion of unanticipated unprotected sex. When that happens, some women turn to Emergency Contraception (EC) – Plan B, an emergency contraception pill—to reduce the chance of pregnancy. So how does this work? What comes after that? And what about Plan B and birth defects?

Making a Decision to Please Someone Else

Arriving at a decision can be a stressful process. Some decisions are harder to settle on than others. Decision-making seems to be easy for some individuals, while others find it much more difficult. One thing is certain: figuring out what to do when facing an unplanned pregnancy would surely qualify as one of the toughest decisions to make.

“What If I Disappoint My Parents with an Unplanned Pregnancy?”

No matter how old we are, even if we are at a difficult time or in a strained relationship with them, for most people there’s some part of us that still longs to have the approval of our parents. Although there are unfortunate exceptions, parents generally care for and want the best for their children. One life circumstance high on the list of “what if I disappoint my parents?” is an unplanned pregnancy.