Finding out you are facing an unplanned pregnancy while in college can feel overwhelming and scary. You may feel that the plans for your school and future are now in jeopardy, and you might be wondering if abortion is your only option.
It can also feel much more overwhelming if you live far away from your friends, family, and regular support group.
The good news is that you have more options than expected, and resources and community support are ready to help you.
Is Abortion My Only Option?
Abortion might be the first option that came to mind when you found out you were pregnant. While it may seem like the simplest solution at first glance, there are health risks and long-term impacts women should know.
Knowing you have legal protection if you are pregnant and in college is also important.
Title IX is a law that protects pregnant and parenting students from discrimination while they are in school.
Additionally, many schools now have programs and resources specifically for pregnant or parenting students, all to provide the support needed for you to complete your education and graduate.
Many organizations and government programs in your local community also help pregnant students. This assistance can range from programs giving you access to medical care for you and your baby to providing resources like diapers, formula, and clothing to classes that help you develop your career path while parenting.
Where Can I Get More Info?
Getting all the information you can about your pregnancy and the available options is essential in empowering yourself to make the best decision.
LifeLine Pregnancy Center is here for you. Whether you need pregnancy test confirmation and an ultrasound scan to learn about your pregnancy or have questions concerning your options and what resources are available, we are here to help, all in a judgment-free environment.
Remember, being pregnant does not mean your educational and career plans must stop, and no one has the right to pressure you into a specific decision.
Contact us today to schedule your no-cost and confidential appointment and get the answers you need to make the best decision for your health and future.