Pregnancy begins when a male sperm and a female egg cell unite to form the first, unique cell of a new human being. This special cell begins to divide within 10 days, the rapidly growing human embryo attaches to the wall of the mother’s uterus and continues to grow. Within eight weeks, all body organs are present, and within 12 weeks, all organs and systems are functioning. The remainder of the pregnancy is simply a time of growth and fine-tuning for this new human being.
According to our present culture, there are many alternatives available to a pregnant woman, all of which she should thoroughly consider before making a decision regarding the future of her pregnancy. The decision she makes will affect the rest of her life, so she has the right to learn all the facts.
You have the legal right to choose the outcome of your pregnancy. But real empowerment comes when you find the resources and inner strength necessary to make your best choice. Here are some other options.
Choosing to continue your pregnancy and to parent is very challenging. But with the support of caring people, parenting classes, and other resources, many women find the help they need to make this choice.
You may decide to place your child for adoption. Each year over 50,000 women in America make this choice. This loving decision is often made by women who first thought abortion was their only way out.
Help Is Available
Facing an unexpected pregnancy can seem overwhelming. That is why knowing where to go for help is important. Talk to someone you can trust – your partner, your parents, a pastor, a priest or perhaps a good friend. Also, the caring people at your pregnancy center are available to help you through this difficult time. Please contact us to help determine what is best for you.