Abortion Pressure From Husband

Dear Sara,

I’ve been married a little over a year and have just found my perfect job after looking for quite a while. Now I find that I am pregnant. I really wasn’t planning this at all. We had decided to wait until we were established in our jobs and had saved money for a down payment on a house. My husband blames me and wants me to get an abortion. I just can’t do that. How can I deal with all of this?

Dear Joy,

I’m sure that you husband is disappointed that his plan has failed but I would guess that he will eventually adjust to the fact that he is going to be a father.

It seems that these days great numbers of women have babies and a career as well. It won’t be easy for you especially if your husband is not supportive but you know in your heart that this is what you want.

It may take longer to achieve your goals but you wouldn’t be happy if you went along with your husband’s wishes and had an abortion. I know you haven’t been married long, but you might want to consider marriage counseling if your husband continues to think the pregnancy is all your fault.

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