He says we are finished if I don’t get rid of our baby...

I’ve just read the story of the lady who is still hurting a year on after her abortion. I’m 6 weeks pregnant and have been with my partner for 2 years. He has gone mad. He keeps saying to have an abortion. I don’t want to. I’m scared. But if he thought anything of me, he wouldn’t keep putting this pressure on me. He says we are finished if I don’t get rid of our baby but I reckon it would finish us if we did. So I’m going to try and do this on my own. I can do this on my own. I have a few health problems but they will monitor me. I have to try. This could be my only chance so, thanx, I’m not going to let him bully me into doing what he wants. Am I doing the right thing???? Editor's note: Your own heart knows the right thing to do, doesn't it? You already instinctively know what could happen if you did something that you don't want to do simply to please someone else. It's sad that you have been pressurised this way, but you obviously have strength and courage to go with what your heart is saying. It would be really good if you could make contact with an advisor, either by going to your nearest centre, or via the helpline or Online Advisor, simply for some positive emotional and practical support while you are pregnant and when you have your baby. Someone can just come alongside and encourage you through this time. Thank you for telling us what's happening - keep us posted.

This story was sent in on 31/10/2006

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