Making your Decision
Deciding: Easy or difficult?
Women making this decision may face varying views, including the opinions of their partner, friends and family; additionally, different procedure options, and conflicting emotions. Even though this may be one of the hardest decisions in life to make, once one is comfortable with her decision, she should proceed.
Opportunity for growth
This can be an opportunity for personal growth, deepening relationships with your partner and family, and focusing on what is really important to you. Looking at your future goals and planning ahead will help you make new choices going forward. Thinking through what matters to you and being able to make a clear choice helps you have less regrets and a more positive outcome.
Accidents can happen
The abortion debate has polarized the different sides, and contributes to women feeling guilty. It is, in fact, a common experience and many women have had an abortion at some time in their lives. At least half of American women will have an unintended pregnancy by age 45, and about a third will have an abortion. People are having sex, enjoying sex, and accidents do happen to women of any age and of any educational level. Fortunately, we live in a time when abortion can be discussed openly and honestly as an alternative to an unwanted pregnancy.