Are you visiting this site to help a friend who may be have an unplanned pregnancy? If so, they are very fortunate to have someone like you in their life that cares enough to help with information and support.
Your friend is probably very scared about a possible pregnancy. It could be that she's experiencing panic and insisting that abortion is her only choice. The first thing you should do is to encourage them to confirm their pregnancy at a pregnancy care center such as A Place for Women in Waipio.
She doesn't need to make any decisions until she is sure that she is pregnant. Please consider coming with them for the visit. Pregnancy tests are free and they won't tell anyone of your visit. Many Life Advocates have been through an unplanned pregnancy and some have chosen abortion. Their assistance is caring and compassionate. They don't judge, preach or condemn anyone seeking their help.
When our clients have a positive pregnancy test we take the time to provide them with detailed information about all options - single parenting, marriage, adoption or abortion - and their extensive support services. Many women initially feel like they have no other choice but to abort their babies. With physical and emotional support services many realize that do have the ability to single parent, get married or place their baby for adoption.
If your friend is pregnant please understand that her decision could affect you. If she wants an abortion encourage her to take the time to investigate all her options. There is no reason to rush or panic. Understand that many friends who accompanied women to abortion clinics discovered that they felt "responsible" and were even traumatized by the experience afterwards.
Abortion isn't a safe and easy option for anyone involved. Many women who have had abortions share that they held deep anger against individuals who assisted with their abortions because "they didn't stop them" from making a choice that they would later regret. This could be a moment in time that you remember for the rest of your life. Be sure to allow those memories to be "comfortable" by providing her with the best support available through our center.
Regardless of your feelings about abortion, it's best to offer your friend everything that can help her make an informed decision. If she determines to abort, you won't be any less of a friend if you don't accompany her to the clinic. Encourage her to visit our center and learn about all her options. In doing so you will be able to look back at this time and understand that you truly helped her in a time of need!
If you are the father of the baby, visit our "For Men" page for more specific information.
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The information presented on this website is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.