Do I have to tell my partner I want an abortion?

If you’re pregnant, you aren’t legally required to tell your partner what choice you want to make for your pregnancy. However, talking to someone else about your options is a good idea before deciding. It is essential to Include your partner in this process if you and your partner plan to stay together.

Read on to learn more about things to consider before seeking an abortion and how to include your partner in the process. Or, if you want to speak to someone about your pregnancy options, contact Pathways Pregnancy Resource Center today to be connected to one of our caring team members. All appointments and resources are free and confidential.

Research All Your Options

Abortion is a permanent, life-changing choice associated with physical and mental health risks. But it’s not your only option. You can also choose to make an adoption plan or parenting.

While researching these options, consider the following questions:

  • What choice am I leaning toward? Why?
  • Do I know the risks of each option? If not, how can I learn more?
  • Is anyone pressuring me into this choice?
  • Try to envision what your life might look like with each option. Consider how you might feel after choosing each option.

Researching your options involves speaking with trusted, knowledgeable sources who can give you unbiased information and the space to ask questions. Our informed team at Pathways Pregnancy Resource Center will provide you with the facts and room to voice your questions and concerns. Call us today at 423-968-4673 to schedule your appointment, or text 423-742-7850.

Consider Your Partner

First and foremost, If your partner is abusive and you’re worried about how they might react to your pregnancy decision, telling them in public, with a trusted support person, or not at all is a wise decision to ensure your safety.

However, if your partner isn’t abusive and you plan to spend your future with them, letting them be part of the pregnancy decision process is essential. This entails talking with your partner about your options and hearing their insights and wishes. You might be surprised to learn that they support your choice, or they might point out details you hadn’t thought about before.

Next Steps

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can feel overwhelming, but you’re not alone in this. Pathways Pregnancy Resource Center offers free pregnancy resources to help you feel supported as you decide how to move forward. Contact us today to schedule your free appointment.

Difficult Pathways often lead to Beautiful Destinations.