I would just like to point out that you sound like a wonderful friend of Dionne’s, this is an important role to play to help your friend. Also I want to thank you for coming to me with questions that you want answered because it shows your responsible. I understand that your friend wants an abortion but did not make her decision yet, if she is considering an abortion, this procedure done to your body is very serious which can affect her for the rest of her life, I am speaking from personal experience. When I was about 19 years old, I had someone living inside of me. I was frantic when I found out that I’m pregnant, of course it’s an event that every women goes through when they don’t understand how or why. Besides the point, I knew it would be impossible for me to keep it due to me being young and making an irrational decision. I could have given a life to some one but instead took it away by having an abortion. Till this day, I still wonder how this baby would impact my life, ever since I regret killing a life. Encourage her to acknowledge her beliefs in the value of life, in the value of her baby, in her own self-worth regardless of her circumstances. This will help her keep from making rash, emotional decisions she may later regret.
You should have given me more information on you friend and describe her to me. For instance, how old is she? Where is the father? did she tell her parents? Don’t be 100% honest with her about the fact that you don’t have the answer — instead, encourage her to vent all her feelings and thoughts on the issue, maybe make a list of the pros and cons and her various options. The key here is not to make her feel pushed into one thing or another — she has to make her own decision, and as her friend you should help her reach a conclusion on her own. It’s not the kind of decision you can make for anyone.
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