An unplanned pregnancy is stressful enough without having someone pressuring you to do something you may not want to do.

Abortion is a significant physical and emotional decision. The bottom line is it’s your body, and no one has the right to pressure you.

Did You Know You Have Options?

Often, when a woman discovers an unplanned pregnancy, her first thought is abortion. She may not realize she has other options.


Abortion is one of your options. But are you aware of the various procedures, side effects, and potential risks? How far along you are in your pregnancy determines the procedure you qualify for.

The FDA approves the use of the abortion pill method through 10 weeks of pregnancy only (70 days from the first day of your last menstrual period). Abortion providers often perform a surgical abortion procedure later in pregnancy. A surgical procedure usually involves dilating (opening) your cervix and using general or local anesthesia.

The specific side effects and risks vary depending on the abortion procedure. It’s important to be fully informed about these before moving forward.

Some women may feel relieved after their abortions, while others experience negative emotional effects such as anxiety, depression, a sense of loss, guilt, or sadness. Others may find that their grief reactions are prolonged or delayed.


If your partner is pressuring you to abort, he most likely isn’t willing to consider parenting. But that doesn’t mean you can’t. Just because something is unplanned doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

The Choices Family Resource Center staff knows the thought of parenting can be overwhelming. So, we offer various resources and referrals to assist you if you choose to parent.

We offer no-cost parenting education and material support until your child reaches the age of two. Talk with us about your situation. We can provide referrals for safe housing, food, clothing, and more.

Making an Adoption Plan

If neither of you is ready to parent, placing your child for adoption may be the next best option. We recognize that making an adoption plan is difficult, but choosing a reputable adoption agency or other coordinator can help you determine if it’s the right choice.

You can select the adoptive family that will raise your child. Choosing them will give you the chance to shape your child’s future. If you choose an open or semi-open adoption plan, you can build a relationship with your child and their adoptive family.

The adoption coordinator you choose should offer thorough adoption counseling before, during, and after finalization. We can provide referrals to licensed, reputable agencies to assist you.

You Don’t Have to Make This Decision Alone

No matter what you choose, a partner who pressures you is not on your side. This is your pregnancy, and you have every right to make the best decision for you and your future.

If you feel you are on your own, please know we’re here to give you the support and assistance you need. Although we do not perform or refer for abortion, we will answer your questions honestly and factually.

No one can legally force you to make one decision over another. Contact us to set up a no-cost, confidential appointment. We have four locations to serve you. Our staff promises no pressure, judgment, or lectures. We’re just here for you.