I was 23 when I became pregnant by a boy I barely knew. I was terrified and ashamed – how could I let this happen? How would I finish school? What will my parents say? How can I afford a baby?
To make matters worse, the boy and his family pressured me to have an abortion. When I refused, he stopped taking my phone calls and offered no support. I felt so alone and angry. Thankfully, I made the decision to keep my baby. Today I am blessed with a beautiful five year old girl, and I can’t imagine my life without her!”
*Name has been changed to protect privacy.
Unfortunately, stories like Lela’s are not uncommon!
In 2011, nearly half of pregnancies in the United States were unplanned. Women facing an unplanned pregnancy may feel pressured to have an abortion or like they have no other option due to a variety of reasons – an non-supportive boyfriend or family, lack of financial resources, or just an overall feeling of fear.
At Pregnancy Problem Center, we believe that abortion is never the answer to an unplanned crisis pregnancy, and we are committed to making sure every woman has access to compassionate, personal attention and support to face the challenges presented by an unplanned pregnancy. Our services include free lay counseling, adoption referrals, and referrals to a variety of community resources to help fit your specific needs, including information on no/low cost health insurance plans, WIC, and child care assistance. Please give us a call today to find out how we can help you.