TeenBreaks.com is a pro-life web site that features many personal stories of young women who were pressured into having an abortion or who had an abortion against their beliefs, or who didn't think things through. See: http://www.teenbreaks.com/ Unfortunately this web site only reports stories of young women who were devastated by their abortions; they do not give a balanced picture. One study reports that almost 80% of women "felt relief and satisfaction" soon after the abortion and that long term guilt or depression were rare.
It is a big decision. We suggest that get all the information you can, and decide with care.
If you don't know what to do or where to turn, you might seek counseling that will explore all of your options. Consider:
|Phoning a local Crisis Pregnancy Center. OptionLine at:
http://www.optionline.org, and other
pro-life web sites can find the nearest centers to your location.|
|Phoning an agency listed in the yellow or white pages under "Abortion
|Phoning your local distress/crisis/suicide prevention/community information center; ask
for the number of a local "pro-life" pregnancy center.|
|Visiting Crisis Pregnancy Centers Online at:
http://www.pregnancycenters.org/ Their name is ambiguous; they are a
pro-life group. They
have links to both US and Canadian centers.|
|Phone the National Life Center at 1-800-848-LOVE. * They are
open 24 hours a day, and can provide you with the nearest Crisis Pregnancy Center.|
|Phone America's Pregnancy Helpline at 1-888-672-2296. *
They have a website at: http://www.thehelpline.org|
|Phone OptionLine at 1-800-395-HELP * or visit their website at:
website has a search function that finds pro-life crisis pregnancy centers
across the U.S. and Canada.|
|Phone Birthright International at 1-800-550-4900. * They provide:|
"...caring, non-judgmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy. Using its own resources and those of the community, Birthright offers positive and loving alternatives. Birthright presents many services and refers for many more. It provides friendship and emotional support, free pregnancy testing, and maternity and baby clothes. It also gives information and referrals to help clients meet legal, medical, financial, and housing needs."
They have offices throughout the U.S. and Canada.
|Consider a place where you can go during to complete your pregnancy. e.g. Woodland Hills Academy, "...a safe, secure, supervised and structured living environment for young women in need of living assistance." See: http://www.woodlandhillsacademy.com|
* This is a toll free call that you can phone from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. No record of the call will appear on your phone bill.
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