My Partner Is Pressuring Me to Have an Abortion, but I’m Not Sure
Dealing with an unexpected pregnancy can be stressful, but even more so when you’re feeling pressured into certain decisions. However, you don’t have to let these pressures factor into your choice—in fact, it’s critical to your well-being that you make your own pregnancy decision.
Read on to learn more about how to make your own pregnancy choice, free from outside influences. Or, if you want to talk to someone about your pregnancy options, schedule a free appointment with First Concern Pregnancy Resource Center. While the decision is yours alone to make, we’re here to support you.
Consider Your Feelings First
Take solace in the fact that while understanding and factoring in your partner’s feelings is generally a good thing, the decision rests solely with you. It’s essential to take the time to think about what you truly want and need, regardless of external pressures.
Acknowledge your feelings and rights. It’s normal to feel a range of emotions, from confusion and fear to anger or sadness. Remember, this is your body and your choice, and you have the right to make decisions that are best for you.
Your partner’s opinions are important, but they shouldn’t override your own feelings and beliefs. If your partner is making you feel unsafe, don’t hesitate to call the National Domestic Abuse Hotline.
You can seek guidance from friends, family, a counselor, or us at First Concern. While others can offer support in these situations, it’s crucial to have a support system that respects your autonomy and helps you process your feelings without pressuring you.
Even if you don’t have anyone that comes to mind, at First Concern, we are here for you and can provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your feelings and options.
Consider Your Options
Beyond just the choice of whether to have an abortion, think about what each option means for you personally, emotionally, physically, and financially. Sometimes, writing down the pros and cons can help clarify your thoughts.
You have two other options besides abortion: parenting and adoption. It’s worthwhile to explore these choices, as they provide meaningful alternatives to abortion. There are considerable resources available to you with both of these options as well.
You’re Not Alone
Prioritize your health and well-being. Seek support with us at First Concern Pregnancy Resource Center, where we can help you consider all options, offer free services, and give you the time you need to make the best decision.
*The Marlborough location provides pregnancy testing and ultrasounds. The Clinton location provides other resources, support, and education.