There are many reasons you could be considering abortion or adoption for your unplanned pregnancy. Life often throws us curveballs, but it’s what we do with them that writes our story.
We know it’s not an easy choice as you navigate some of the big questions that come with this life-altering decision. You are not alone.
Is Abortion Right for Me?
When considering abortion, it’s essential to understand the procedures and weigh the risks. There are two types of abortion: medical and surgical. Each procedure works towards terminating an existing, viable pregnancy through medication or surgery.
How far along you are in your pregnancy determines what type of abortion you have. You will need to confirm your pregnancy with a pregnancy test and ultrasound to understand how far along you are. It will alert you to any potential complications or threats to your health.
The Risks of Abortion
The Mayo Clinic shares common risks of medical abortion, including incomplete abortion, heavy and prolonged bleeding, infection, fever, and digestive system discomfort.
Surgical abortion risks include uterine perforation, infection, incomplete abortion, scarring of the uterus, and damage to the womb/cervix.
Should I Consider Adoption?
Adoption is a permanent legal agreement that transfers parental rights from the birth parents to the adoptive parents. Adoption has dramatically improved over the years, and you can choose an adoption plan based on what type of relationship you want with your child.
Some women choose adoption to give their child a better future. It may be the right choice for you if:
- You are a student or want to focus on your career
- You may not be financially stable
- You are not in a safe or stable situation to raise a child
- You do not have a support system in your community to help you
- Parenting is not the right choice for you
Still Can’t Decide?
The decision is ultimately up to you, and no one can force you to choose one or the other. We support your decision-making journey by giving you information about all your options, including abortion and adoption.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. We provide free pregnancy testing so you can get started on your pregnancy journey with clarity. We are here for you.