Giving birth to the baby: This gives you some different options. You can raise the baby yourself or have another family member raise the baby like your parents or another relative.
Adoption: Having the child and making an adoption plan is a third option. There are 2 types.
Abortion: terminating the pregnancy is legal. No one can keep you from having an abortion. No one can force you to have an abortion even if you are less than 21 years old.
*Is legal in California at any time during pregnancy.
*Usually performed in a clinic unless done late in a pregnancy.
*Goal- to end a pregnancy.
*Complications- Medical problems from abortion include bleeding, infection, and trouble getting pregnant after multiple abortions. Emotional problems may include anger, depression, regret, sadness, and addictions. However, there is much controversy concerning both medical and emotional risks. It is difficult to find accurate information. It is, however, not logical to expect that a medical procedure is without risk.
For further information about types of surgical abortions, medical, and emotional complications of abortion see a short booklet published by the Pennsylvania Health Department called, “Abortion, Making a Decision.”