Dear Abortion Advice:
I’m 24 years old. I have 4-year-old son who I’m raising by myself and I just found out I’m pregnant again. I don’t know if I can handle another baby because the father of the baby won’t be very involved. Another thing is that I have been treated lately for depression and anxiety and this pregnancy has me stressed out. I’m considering an abortion as a way out of this situation and I wonder know if I’ll be happier if I have an abortion.
Stressed and Sad Mom
Dear Stressed and Sad:
I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing depression. Depression is a serious challenge and it’s good you’re getting help for it. Sometimes when faced with an unplanned pregnancy, women see abortion as the easiest, best and only solution, especially when they are filled with fear or pressured by those promoting abortion. Even those who promote abortion have stated that those living with anxiety or depression, have more difficulty coping with an abortion. * It’s not an easy solution and has real and lasting consequences.
You have other options – adoption or choose to have the baby. There are community resources that can assist with the material needs for your baby. They can also provide life coaching services and resource navigation that might a good supplement to the mental health treatment you are already receiving. Please remember that you are strong, there are people willing to help you stay pregnant or adopt the baby and that things will get better.