One of the most common stories we hear at Embrace is when a woman comes to us and says she feels pressured by her boyfriend, parents, or someone else close to her to get an abortion. These women are often confused, stressed, and in need of support and help. If your story feels similar, keep reading to get help and advice, then give us a call at 316-945-9400 to schedule a free appointment with us.
Stand Up For Yourself
If you’re sure you don’t want an abortion, the most important thing to do is to stand up for yourself and your baby. Remember that nobody can pressure you into doing anything with your body that you don’t want to do. It’s illegal for anyone to force you to get an abortion or to threaten or coerce you to get one.
Learn the Facts
If you’re not sure what you should do, it’s time to do some more research and get the information you need to make a healthy decision. At Embrace, we offer free educational materials and resources to help you decide. One of our trained client advocates can sit with you and talk about your concerns and the pressure you’re facing, and give you information and vital help.
Give Them Time
In some cases, your boyfriend or parents might react negatively to your pregnancy news at first. However, if you give them time to consider the reality of the situation, they may change their minds. We’ve seen plenty of cases of women, men, and families who were initially nervous about their decisions, but who came around to support and love the baby in the end. If you feel like your loved ones might just be shocked or nervous, try giving them a little longer to adjust first.
If you genuinely feel threatened or endangered because of your choice, remember that you can go to the police for help or get assistance from other places. There are attorneys who specialize in birth and family law who would be happy to assist you from a legal standpoint. You can also find help and resources at a number of women’s shelters as well as pregnancy centers like Embrace.
If you feel like you need support, help, or information about your pregnancy options, contact Embrace today. We can offer you a comfortable and confidential place to discuss your thoughts and feelings and get answers to all of your questions. Call 316-945-9400 today to schedule an appointment or stop by our clinic any time.