I'm dead against abortions but I really don't think I can cope with another child.

I am 18 years old. I have a little girl coming up 10 months and have just discovered I'm 5 weeks pregnant.
Me and my child's father have been going through a rough patch lately and when I discovered I was pregnant again I thought it would make things worse.
I am seriously undecided on what I want to do. I'm dead against abortions but I really don't think I can cope with another child. I know I have the support there if I need it but it's one of the hardest decisions in the world to make :(

Editor's Comment

It is a difficult decision for you at the moment because your circumstances feel a bit uncertain with your partner. The problem with making this decision based on your present circumstances is that they could be different in 3 or 6 months time. If you choose abortion now and in a few months your relationship gets back on track how will you feel? Will you regret your decision, or accept that it was what you had to do at the time? Equally if you split up with your partner would you make a definite choice to have an abortion? It is going to be harder for you because you say that you are against abortion, so choosing this will be going against your core values which are important to you. Please get in touch with a centre near you or call the national helpline to speak to an advisor. No one will pressurise or judge you, but they are there to help you think through your decision, and give you accurate information.

This story was sent in on 13/04/2011

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