Facing an unexpected pregnancy is undeniably challenging all by itself. When it is compounded with the heartbreak of a partner’s abandonment, it can feel like an insurmountable mountain to climb. At Choices Pregnancy Centers, we have nothing but compassion for women in this situation. We want you to know that you are not alone. 

You Have Options

What About Abortion?

The idea of abortion may be presented as the only logical choice by some people – even friends and family members – especially in situations where the father ghosted you. If you are facing circumstances that are not favorable for raising a child, that adds additional complexity. 


To some, the thought of keeping the child and bringing it into a difficult situation may seem to lack compassion both to the child and the mother. Yet, before taking such an irreversible step, isn’t it worth at least considering an alternate viewpoint?


Pro-abortionists frequently depict this scenario as wholly negative. The expenses of child-rearing, the weight of shouldering it alone, the stress, and the heightened difficulties it can introduce into your life – all seem to tilt the odds against keeping your baby. They portray it as if no good could even potentially arise from giving birth to this child.


While we fully acknowledge the legitimate hardships a woman in such circumstances undoubtedly faces, we would also like to highlight that there is also a very real gift here – the gift of life for your preborn baby.


Put it this way: imagine if your child were three years old, full of personality, and standing in front of you. All of those same reasons for abortion – the costs, the stresses, and the heightened difficulties – would never cause you to end that living child’s life.


So, what is the difference between a living child outside the womb and a preborn baby?


Answer: there is no difference. The only difference between a living child and a preborn baby is growth and development.


But isn’t a preborn baby like an egg yolk or just a clump of cells?


Answer: nope. Not even pro-abortion biologists or scientists seriously make this claim. They have almost universally acknowledged that a preborn baby is a fully realized human being with its own DNA, its own heartbeat, its own organs, and its own life.

What About Raising Your Child?

If your boyfriend has left you in a challenging situation, it’s crucial not to compound the wrong by making another wrong against an innocent child. If this is your first child, it might be difficult to recognize the potential for joy and love that awakens in your heart when you meet your newborn.


But consider the fact that while countless women live to regret their abortion, it’s incredibly rare for a woman to regret giving birth to her child. A woman whose boyfriend left her while she was pregnant described it this way on Quora: “By the time I gave birth to my son, I didn’t care; all I cared about was my son.”


Most women are amazed to discover how many resources are available to help support women in this situation. Frequently, friends and family will also lend a helping hand with raising the child.

What About Adoption?

Adoption is a compassionate option to consider if raising the child on your own isn’t feasible. Many women assume that if they have their child, it will simply be thrown into the foster care system and neglected. But this is not true. Numerous couples are eager to adopt and provide a loving and stable home for a child in need, especially a newborn baby.


Choosing adoption doesn’t mean abandoning your child. On the contrary, it means giving them the gift of life and the opportunity for a bright future. Many individuals and organizations are ready to support you throughout this challenging journey.


Furthermore, there are many options even in the world of adoption. Options include closed or open adoption, where the mother can still choose to stay in contact with her child. 

You Have Choices

Facing an unexpected pregnancy alone is undoubtedly difficult, but it’s crucial to remember that you have options. At Choices, we encourage you to consider the value of life and the support available for you. You are not alone, and there is hope even amid uncertainty. Make an appointment with Choices today for a free ultrasound, parenting classes, or a consultation with a caring medical professional.