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Related life events
For many women, becoming pregnant
when they didn't want to is the most difficult part about having an abortion.
Recognizing that you got pregnant in circumstances in which many women have
unintended pregnancies can help you let go of the shame and self-blame you
may be experiencing.
The following checklist can help you start to look
at the factors that may have been at work when you got pregnant. A "yes"
to any of these statements is worth paying attention to. Understanding and
acknowledging why you got pregnant can help lower your risk for a future
Try to read and respond to these statements with an open
mind. Be attentive to the tiniest whispers in your heart.
If you feel yourself getting angry at a statement or rushing
past it, give yourself a minute to breathe and relax, and then go back to
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