Abuse and pregnancy

When Love Hurts: Pregnancy & the Abusive Relationship

The Hurt:

Abusive relationships can be incredibly challenging for women, especially when faced with an unexpected pregnancy. In such situations, women may feel trapped and unsure of where to turn for support. At ABC Life Choices, we believe that every woman deserves the right to make an informed decision about her pregnancy. We also aim to ensure her safety and well-being. While we don’t provide or refer for abortions, we provide a safe, confidential place to get the information and resources she needs. Domestic violence is a serious issue that affects countless women. It’s important to understand the signs of domestic violence, which can include physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, as well as controlling behavior and isolation. If you find yourself in an abusive relationship, it is crucial to prioritize your safety and seek help. Women in abusive relationships who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant may also worry about shared custody arrangements. It is important to remember that the safety of both the mother and the child should always be the top priority. If you are in an abusive relationship, getting legal help and obtaining protective measures like restraining orders can ensure your safety and your child’s well-being.

The Help:

There are numerous organizations dedicated to supporting women in abusive relationships. This support also aids women considering their pregnancy options. At ABC Life Choices, we provide a range of services including mentoring, support and community referrals as well as assistance in exploring alternative options to abortion. Our services are confidential, no-cost, and focused on your safety and well-being. When faced with an unexpected pregnancy, it’s crucial to have access to accurate information about all available options. While abortion may seem like a quick fix, it’s important to consider the potential emotional and physical consequences, especially in the context of an abusive relationship. ABC Life Choices provides support and resources to empower you to make an informed decision that aligns with your values and safety.

Pregnancy & an Abusive Relationship 
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