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It’s My Choice. Except…

Abortion. It’s a woman’s choice, right? Legally, yes.

But what if you aren’t sure that abortion is the right choice for you – and someone else thinks it is?

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It is illegal for someone to force or coerce you into having an abortion. It’s your choice. If you feel pressured, there is help.

Are you feeling pressured to have an abortion? Know that in Wisconsin, you have the legal right to make a decision about your pregnancy, even if you are a minor. No one – not your parents or your boyfriend or husband or anyone else – can force you to have an abortion.

Wisconsin state law requires that you voluntarily agree to the abortion in writing. It is illegal for a doctor to perform an abortion if someone has forced you to agree to it.

Someone might be telling you that you have to end the pregnancy. You might be concerned for your safety if you decide to continue your pregnancy. Or perhaps your parents or the father of your baby has told you that they’ll kick you out if you do not have an abortion.

Or the pressure may be more subtle. Maybe your boyfriend will leave you. Or he hasn’t said he’ll leave, but he’s made it clear he does not want the baby.

Maybe a friend thinks that abortion is the best choice for you. After all, what about school or your other plans?

Perhaps your parents are reminding you that raising a child can be expensive – and finances are already tight.

Whether the pressure you feel is subtle or is potentially dangerous, you do not have to have an abortion if you don’t want to. And you don’t have to walk through this alone.

Know that there is help available. If you want someone to talk to, call or text us today. We can help you sort out your thoughts and support you if you’re feeling pressured.

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You may wonder:

  • Will my boyfriend leave me?
  • How will I take care of a baby if my parents or family aren’t supportive?
  • Where will I live if I can’t stay where I am now?
  • What will my friends think?
  • What about school or my other plans?

If you are feeling pressured to have an abortion in Madison, Wisconsin, call or text us at 608-259-1605 today. We’re here to listen and help you.

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