Posted by Mary01

Hi am pregnant but very afraid to have an abortion but I don't want to keep the child please advice


Dear Mary,

I can imagine what you are going through and the dilemma you are in. There are many reasons why a woman will choose to get an abortion and not keep the baby. Whatever the decision is, hope is an informed decision. Perhaps have you thought of other measures apart from abortion? There is an option of keeping the baby till birth and give out for adoption. You can also seek pregnancy crisis counselling and this will help you make an informed decision.

You have also mentioned about fear, what are you afraid of? Is it your religious/ cultural values and beliefs, is it the process, is it guilty? You may need to take sometime, seek support from a trusted friend or go for counselling to address your fears and concerns.

Finally if you decide to go on with abortion, it’s important to be aware of what’s legal and what’s not – when it comes to abortion, there are huge legal variations from country to country.

Check out this article for more information:

Wish you well and feel free to get back for more information and suppport.

Love Matters Team.