My Partner Is Pressuring Me to Have an Abortion, but I’m Not Sure

Making your own pregnancy decision—without feeling pressured by outside influences—is essential for protecting your mental health.

Research looking into the mental health effects of abortion found that some women experience “sadness, grief, and feelings of loss following termination of a pregnancy, and some experience clinically significant disorders, including depression and anxiety.” And if you feel pressured into having an abortion, you’re more likely to experience an adverse mental health outcome.

While it can be difficult to know what pregnancy decision is right for you, there are steps you can take to ensure that you’re making your own choice.

Learn All You Can About Your Options

Knowledge is power. The more you know about your options, the more you will feel empowered to make the choice that’s right for you. Besides abortion, your other pregnancy options include parenting and adoption.


Parenting might feel impossible right now, but if you have a heart to parent, it’s important to keep in mind that circumstances change. What feels impossible today can become possible tomorrow—and you can be a successful parent.

At ALC, we offer free pregnancy resources and services that are here to help you feel supported and have what you need to parent confidently.


Adoption is a loving, selfless choice that gives your child a future—and it’s a decision that’s full of options, depending on your goals and desires.

You get to choose the adoptive family and the life you want for your child. And you also have the option of how often or little you and the adoptive family and child communicate.

How to Protect Your Health

No matter your pregnancy decision, getting an ultrasound is a critical step toward protecting your health. This simple scan will give you the key details you need to know about your pregnancy, including age, location, and viability (all information you’ll need to know before seeking an abortion).

At ALC, we offer free, confidential ultrasounds and the space to learn more about your options. The choice about how to move forward is yours, but we’re here to support you along the way. Don’t let your partner pressure you into a decision you’re unsure about. Contact us today.