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Can My Parents Make Me Get an Abortion?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 23, 2019

"I'm 15 and just found out that I'm pregnant. I'm not sure if I'm ready to be a mom, but I don't think I could go through with getting an abortion, either. My boyfriend and my friends tell me I'd be a great mom. My parents are furious and told me they made an appointment for an abortion. Can they make me get an abortion?"

No one can make you have an abortion if you don't want to. Unless you're in a medical emergency and your life is in danger, they can't force you to have an abortion. Medical providers can only perform abortions for women who've decided to have one. Plus, even though you're under 18, you have the right to make important choices about your health and life.

Think about what's best for your life right now. Becoming a mom because your friends think you should, or getting an abortion since your parents think you should might not be what's right for you. Sure, you may get advice from others around you, but only you can decide what's best for your situation.

Any woman who has an unplanned pregnancy has three choices. She can become a parent, get an abortion, or choose adoption for her baby. To decide between parenting, abortion, or adoption in teen pregnancy, you’ll first need to understand exactly what these options involve. Today, we're going over all three choices, so that you can best decide which is right for you!

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Pregnancy Options: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 4, 2015

Sometimes pregnancy happens when you least expect it. When an unexpected pregnancy occurs, you may be feeling a flood of different emotions, and feel unsure of what to do. While you are considering your pregnancy options, it can help to write down your thoughts and feelings in order to see your options more clearly. Here are four very important questions to ask yourself when you find out you are pregnant.

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Pregnancy Options When Drugs or Alcohol Are Involved

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 12, 2015

If you used drugs or alcohol before you knew you were pregnant, or during your pregnancy, you may wonder what your options are.

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How to Talk to Your Baby’s Father About Your Pregnancy Options

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 28, 2015

Talking to your baby’s father about your pregnancy options can be an emotional and difficult conversation. Before you have a conversation with him about your options, take a moment to consider how you feel about parenting a child, and how you feel about your relationship with the father. It is time to be very honest with yourself about your feelings about a baby, the father, and your future.

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Topics: pregnancy options