If you are a college student facing an unplanned pregnancy you may be wondering what happens next. It’s not unusual to feel overwhelmed and fearful about what your future holds–wondering about how a pregnancy will affect your college plans and if abortion is your only option.
You may be living far away from the support of friends and family, or worried about how your family will react. The good news is there are answers to your questions and concerns, and you are not alone, there are people in your community who want to support you.
Is Abortion My Only Option?
Abortion is probably the first option that comes to your mind when you are facing an unplanned pregnancy–but it’s not the only option. The first thing for you to know is that not only is it possible to still continue college while you are pregnant but you have legal protection guaranteeing you the right to remain in school.
The law is called Title IX, and it protects pregnant and parenting students from discrimination, whether they are in high school or college.
In addition to the legal protections you also likely have access to support programs and resources–through your college and your community. These resources and programs are designed to help you succeed and reach your goals.
Where Do I Start?
When it comes to finding the resources and answers you need for your unplanned pregnancy you may not know where to start. But the staff at Salem Pregnancy Care Center is here to help.
We provide lab-quality pregnancy tests free of charge and can offer a follow-up ultrasound scan if necessary to provide you with important information about your pregnancy. In addition, our staff will listen to your fears and concerns, answer any questions you have, and discuss all the options and resources available to you.
We know the stress and overwhelming feeling of an unexpected pregnancy and are ready to give you the help you need–empowering you to make the best decision for your health and future.
Remember, your college degree is not at risk because of a pregnancy and no person has the right to pressure you into making a decision about your pregnancy. There are many resources and assistance programs in your community to help you with an unplanned pregnancy while still attending school.
Contact us today to schedule your free and confidential appointment, and start getting the help and answers you deserve.