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  •  That's the point of counseling -- to help the (0+ / 0-)

    pregnant woman figure out what she really wants to do.
    Sounds like a good place.
    My husband works with children who sometimes come from really terrible circumstances. He recently had a patient, high school age, who was pregnant. She wanted to keep the baby but was living in a group home (abusive parents). The therapists & school got together and planned out a program for her, which included her learning about children and child care. Apparently she & the baby are doing well and have support systems in place.
    She made her choice, a good one for her.
    When I was just a little older than that, I thought I was pregnant (I might actually have been, and had a early miscarriage, which is pretty common). I knew that I would get an abortion because I didn't want to go through a pregnancy and I didn't want to have a baby at that point in my life.
    Would have been the right choice for me.
    And finally -- a young woman who worked for our realtor told me that she had been adopted as a baby. She decided at age 18 to find her birth mother. Her parents were very supportive and she was successful in finding her. They have a nice relationship now. When I asked her whether she or her birth mother have any regrets, she said no, she had a wonderful childhood and has terrific parents. Her birth mother felt strongly that she was not in a place to raise a child at that time and her life has been good. All the different people in this young woman's life feel that they made the right choices for them.
    Three different choices made with self-knowledge and support.

    While Democrats work to get more people to vote, Republicans work to ensure those votes won't count.

    by Tamar on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 08:37:00 AM PDT

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