How would you feel if you were unsure, frightened and vulnerable about your unwanted pregnancy and called a pregnancy counseling service for what you would expect would be clear, factual, information about your options. No religious spin, no agendas and no guilt-trips. This is the current range of options:
- continuing with the pregnancy and keeping the child;
- continuing with the pregnancy and giving the child up for adoption;
- ending the pregnancy by having an abortion.
I have a good friend who is a therapist and he is currently treating a woman who amoungst other things was told by a pregnancy counselor that she should give birth to the baby as it’s early July birth date would entitle her to $4000 and
“Couldn’t you use $4000?”
Whilst my friend’s anecdote describing the unethical and unregulated nature of the pregnancy counseling sector, such behavior is not an isolated case if we consider a report coming out of data from SA.
I’m supporting Senator Stott Despoja when she says:
“It is disturbing that many women have been given misleading and deceptive information on pregnancy options at what can be an emotional time.”
E-mail me an address and I’ll happily send you a postcard.