If you’re pregnant, it’s important to know that you do have options. None of them are easy and all of them will impact your life in a major way. No matter what your current life situation, having a baby would totally change it! The good news is that there are a lot of organizations out there to help — including Life Choices Center. Government organizations, churches, and local charities can help with food, medical care, and baby sitting.
Text/call 607.205.8506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll be glad to connect you with help in the Binghamton, NY area. Another option you may want to consider is to make an adoption plan and place your child with a loving adoptive family. Adoption can be a very difficult decision — but what an unselfish, admirable choice! For the rest of your life you can know that you gave your child the chance at life and a positive future.
Lots of people in your life might have opinions (strong opinions!) about what you should do with your pregnancy. But ultimately, no one will feel the effects of your choice as much as you will. It’s your body, your baby, your life, your decision. If your boyfriend or husband really truly loves you for who you are—not your body, not the things you do for him—he will stick by your side and respect your decisions.
You might be surprised to know that at the instant of fertilization, when the egg and sperm meet, all the genetic information is present for every detail of the newly created life — hair color, eye color, gender, height, even shoe size! That’s a complicated “blob of tissue!” In many states, when a pregnant woman is murdered, no matter how far along she is, the killer is charged with two counts of murder. Why count a “blob of tissue” as a life? You will hear all kinds of opinions about when a fertilized egg becomes a baby, but opinions aren’t facts.
To many women, abortion seems like the quickest and simplest way to get rid of a problem. Unfortunately, even though our society makes it look that way, abortion isn’t simple at all. While the physical risks are relatively low, for many women, the experience causes long-lasting emotional damage. To hear stories from women who experienced abortion, watch our four-minute video.
Unfortunately, now that you are pregnant, you cannot simply undo it, but you don’t have to face this alone. Those of us at Life Choices Center are here to support you however we can.
It might be very difficult to tell your parents that you’re pregnant. But still, you are their child, and your baby is their grandchild. Even if they’ll be shocked and disappointed, don’t you think they’d want to know? In fact, we can help you break the news to your parents, and you may be surprised – they might turn out to be your biggest supporters.
Risks associated with a medical abortion include bleeding, infection, undiagnosed ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, or a failed abortion where an additional surgical abortion would need to be performed.
Side effects include mouth ulcers, nausea, chills, fever, vomiting, and diarrhea.
We hope the information in this section will help answer your questions about abortion. If you want to talk to someone in person, feel free to text/call us at: 607.205.8506. We’re not here to judge or make your decision for you. We are here to listen, inform, and support. We are here to help!
Check out stories of other people facing a decision about abortion.
If your pregnancy test is positive, you have some big decisions to make. This changes everything in your life, no matter what you decide. Take your time and inform yourself. You deserve to have all the facts before you decide. We can help you think through your options in a safe, confidential environment.