My 18 year old daughter is pregnant.

By anonymous on 02/04/2012
My 18 year old daughter just found out she is pregnant. She wants to have an abortion.
I am a single parent and I'm also pregnant. There is no way I will be able to help her financially when the baby is delivered. The father of her baby is jobless.

I don't know what to do. I don't know if I should help my daughter get an abortion or encourage her to keep the baby. Whether she gets an abortion or keep the baby, it is not the life I want for her.

Editor's Comment

I am sorry that you are faced with your daughter's crisis pregnancy when you are also expecting. It must be hard for you to detach yourself from the difficult emotions you are facing. Your daughter will need to make a decision herself, and she may have to consider what support is available for her. If she chooses abortion, it will be hard for her to see your pregnancy progress, and to know that she would have been in that position. Your baby will also be a constant reminder to her of what might have been. If she or you would like to talk this through with an advisor please call the national helpline 0800 0282228, or log onto Online advisor.

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