You are an important part of the decision-making process, and we understand that you may be just as nervous as she is right now. That’s okay.
We’re here for you too, and we encourage you to attend the confirmation of pregnancy appointment with her.
There are three options for this pregnancy: parenting your child, placing your child for adoption, and ending the pregnancy through abortion. There is no easy choice. As with any big decision, it’s important to get the facts so you can be part of making an informed and healthy decision about how to move forward.
Legally, the decision is hers to make, but we want you to know that you matter in this decision too. The more you know, the better you are able to support her. Encouraging her to slow down, confirming her pregnancy, and educating yourselves on all of her options are the first steps to offering her real support.
Learn more about pregnancy options below:
Although we don’t perform or refer for abortions, we welcome you to attend her appointment with her and our trained and certified medical team will be able to discuss what abortion procedures are available to her based on how far along she is as determined by her ultrasound.
Our patients always receive open and honest answers to their questions, and, while ultimately the choice is hers, your presence and willingness to show up and be with her for the decision-making process may make a huge difference.
Our first priority is her health and well-being. Your understanding of the different types of abortion procedures as well as the risks and possible side effects (both physical and emotional) is vital to supporting her in making an informed and healthy choice. This is a big decision for both of you. As with any medical procedure it is important to understand what to expect and we are here to answer any questions you and your partner may have.
NOTE: The United States Supreme Court makes it clear that an abortion decision by any woman—even a minor—must be her decision; that it must be voluntary and non-coerced. No one can legally force her to have an abortion. (Source)
This information is intended for educational purposes and is not a substitute for professional counseling and/or medical advice.
We offer educational and support programs tailored for the unique needs of fathers.
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