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I'm single and pregnant and don't know what to do. My boyfriend abandoned me when he found out I was pregnant, and I've never gotten along very well with my parents. I'll probably get an abortion, although I don't want to. Pray I'll do the right thing.


Two wrongs don’t make a right (as the old saying goes), and I pray you won’t compound your problems by making another wrong decision about your future.

Yes, it was wrong for you to get pregnant–but it also would be wrong for you to end the life of the little child who is growing inside you. I know it’s common today to think of abortion as a simple answer to an inconvenient problem–but it is actually a far more serious issue. Your child isn’t simply a mass of tissue; he or she is a human being in God’s eyes. God told Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart” (Jeremiah 1:5).

What should you do? First, you need wise counsel from someone older than you–someone who can talk with you about your options (including placing your child for adoption). Ask God to lead you to the right person or agency (your pastor may be able to help you). You may also find it helpful to contact Care Net, one of largest networks of pregnancy centers in North America. Care Net seeks to provide the most accessible and effective abortion alternatives possible. For a discussion on the alternatives to an unwanted pregnancy, you may visit Care Net’s website, where there are opportunities to call, email or live chat with someone confidentially.

Then I urge you to turn to God–not just to put this problem into His hands, but to give your whole life to Him. God loves you, and no matter what you’ve done He wants to forgive your past and guide your future. Make your commitment to Christ, and then ask Him to help you do what is right–including mending your relationship with your parents.

Are you in trouble? There is hope. Find peace with God today.

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  1. Olusegun Ojedeji says:

    Wow, this is great… And it clearly states the mind of God.

  2. Karen Serra says:

    I’m not sure you’ve accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior but you did ask for prayer and that’s a really good thing. At times like these if your not saved it’s time. You will survive this pregnancy if you have faith in God. You have a mighty warrior on your side in Billy and Franklin Graham. Please don’t abort this child that lives inside of you, he/she is going to be perfect and beautiful and deserves the chance to live a wonderful life with you or an adopted Mommy and Daddy. Get yourself a Bible, take yourself to a local church that’s preaching from the Bible, and if you can’t talk to the Pastor talk to his wife. God will forgive you but don’t make another mistake, it will have lifelong consequences,I should know. Praying for you <3

  3. Gail Davis says:

    I had an abortion at 22-24. I have sadness from this when I see a baby … I was not brought up with my parents but in foster care … The sin of murdering a child never goes away … I know God forgives me, but I also have to realize I am being chastized for what I did. I am now 58 ….

    1. Karen Serra says:

      I’m 59 and it never goes away, does it? Thank God were forgiven!

  4. Marvin Hinkley says:

    What an appropriate answer.