Being a student and finding yourself pregnant can be a scary thing. You are probably worried about your future, finishing school, or disappointing your parents. From these fears, some students will turn to abortion because it seems like an easy out. But there is a lot you should know before making that decision. Abortion could have a significant physical, emotional and spiritual impact on your life. Get all the facts first, to help you make the decision that is right for you, and your future.
If you find yourself pregnant, there is no way to “undo” the pregnancy. However, your life is not over. What you do from here is up to you. You have three options—to parent the child, to make an adoption plan, or to have an abortion. None of these are easy as each comes with its own set of challenges, but with the right consideration, care and support, you can make the choice you will feel good about now and in the future. Click on each option below to learn more:
Making the choice to carry your child or have an abortion is a difficult one which requires careful consideration and research. You want to make sure you understand what is involved with each choice – including all the processes and risks. It’s important to make this decision based on knowledge, and not from fear. It is also helpful to talk through your feelings with someone. Your trained counselor at PCCV is here to provide the information you need and to listen to your concerns in a safe and confidential environment.