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“Do My Parents Need to Know About an Abortion?”

Not many teens plan on becoming pregnant. When that one sexual encounter results in an unexpected pregnancy, it can be absolutely terrifying to face at a young age. Your body felt ready for sex, but your life is not ready for a pregnancy. Teens often consider the option of abortion, wondering how they will tell their parents—or if they even have to. Do your parents need to know about an abortion?

Seeing into the Future of a Possible Pregnancy

We all wonder what’s going to happen next in life. Sometimes the unknown can be exciting, while other times it’s stressful or scary. Moments can feel like eons when you’re anxious to find out something, especially if you’re waiting for the results of a pregnancy test. As the minutes tick by, you wonder what will happen next if it’s positive. Your head spins with the possible outcomes of parenting, adoption, and abortion. You can’t see into the future to know for sure what’s going to happen. However, you can start taking the next steps of your pregnancy decision.

Abortion Information for Teens

Our teen years can be filled with a lot of fun times. There are school dances, extracurricular activities, and lots of laughter just hanging out with your favorite friends. But fun is rarely part of the picture for a teenager facing an unexpected pregnancy decision. If you’re strongly considering abortion, you aren’t alone. An abortion can seem like the strongest option for many teens. While some young women are confident it’s best, others might have a hard time deciding. What abortion information might be helpful to know as you make an informed decision? What are the possibilities that come after an abortion?

Questions and Answers in a Pregnancy Decision

Many questions could be buzzing around your mind if you think you’re unexpectedly pregnant. It might feel like a grueling interrogation has taken over your thoughts, firing one question after another. Where are all the answers? How can you face this question and answer session to move forward in a potential pregnancy decision?

Abortion Talk is Everywhere but Still Feels Taboo

For women who are in the midst of a pregnancy decision, abortion can often feel like a “taboo” topic. Recently, there has been a lot of talk surrounding abortion as it applies to legislation on both a national and state level. With so much discussion, it would seem like abortion as a personal topic would become less and less taboo to discuss. Why does it still feel like discussing abortion is breaking a social norm?