You don’t have to look far to hear a story about a woman who is overwhelmed by her pregnancy options. It is a common theme for many women and there are a lot of uncertainties that they face. The following is a story from Care Net’s blog about a young woman named Allie. You can read the full post here.
“Allie’s* life was nowhere near where she wanted it to be. She was single, had two children, and was in a relationship that could best be described as “shaky.”
After four abortions, Allie promised God she would never do that again. Yet, she was pregnant once again. The first person she told was Jake*, her boyfriend. She was hoping he would be supportive, but instead, he suggested she have an abortion. After all, she had two children, why take on another at this stage in her life?
Allie’s parents and Jake’s mother were more supportive and told her she should keep the baby, but the talk was cheap and diapers weren’t. Allie decided to research the abortion pill. She saw an ad for the Pregnancy Decision Line and called to speak with a coach. The trained coach shared with Allie about the material resources available at her local Care Net pregnancy center and offered to connect her with their staff. Allie agreed and the coach made the introduction.”
Allie’s story is all too common. Over 50% of women who have an abortion have had a prior abortion. In Allie’s case, each abortion failed to address any of Allie’s real needs and led to a subsequent abortion. Even though Allie’s family was supportive, she still considered the fifth abortion because she lacked Jake’s support. Women say that the most influential person in their pregnancy decision is the father of the child. When the father refuses to step up and be a father to the child in his partner’s womb, abortion is often the result.
*Names were changed to protect privacy
If you are facing a pregnancy and aren’t sure what to do, please give us a call. We have counselors who can help you make an informed decision on what is best for you and your family. You have pregnancy options and you don’t have to struggle through the chaos by yourself – Life’s Options is here to help!