There are many reasons women choose abortion. According to Guttmacher, 48% of women who chose abortion said a factor for them was that " she did not want to be a single mother or was having relationship problems." While a pregnant woman who knows her partner will support her and the baby is far more likely to choose to carry the pregnancy to term. " There are fewer concerns about finances and childcare in these situations.
Many of the conversations I have with women uncertain about the future of their pregnancy go more like this:
"I am not sure who the father is. It could be one of two guys or more."
"We are not together anymore."
"My boyfriend is going to be so angry if I am pregnant. He will want me to get an abortion."
Yes, I am old - 60. But bottom line truth to basic reproduction says vaginal sex by definition is meant to cause a pregnancy! A couple is engaging in unprotected sex - and there is surprise or anger over the reality of a pregnancy? Or the guy walks away? Or she decides she doesn't want him to be the father of this baby? Doesn't it seem a little late in the game for this? You know, if the couple in question is young teens or mid-teens then ok. But college age, young adults, 20 somethings? Adult behavior has adult consequences - responsible decision making - self control - talking about sex before you actually have sex? You know here is a truth I have taught for many years and I will end for today with it:
it is easier to take your clothes off than it is to talk about taking your clothes off. But if you can't talk about having sex, you are for sure NOT READY. Hundreds of millions of sperm released in a normal ejaculation - worth a conversation maybe?