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How to be there for someone who is facing an unplanned pregnancy 

 

Is your friend experiencing an unplanned pregnancy? There are some easy things that you could do to support her! Know that an unplanned pregnancy causes a lot of fear and worry, so it's important to be there for your friend without judgment.

 

Listening is one of the best things you can offer to your friend during this time. She is probably overwhelmed with her feelings as well as the opinions of many others, so be a listening ear for her.

 

Encourage her! She may be feeling upset, disappointed, and so much more. But encourage her so that she feels supported and not alone. 

How to be there for someone facing an unplanned pregnancy?  How an abortion affects you?

Best friends talk about everything, right? So, why is it that women don’t usually talk about their abortions? Is it too private, painful, or do they think no one is interested? 

 

Some women say they are afraid they’ll be harassed about their abortion decision. Other women say it was a very personal decision they don’t want to discuss, or they’re embarrassed about their decision. 

 

Research says one out of every four women will experience abortion before they are 45. That’s a lot of women not talking about their experiences.

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