A young friend of mine (sophomore in high school) told me last night that she thinks she may be pregnant. I asked her what she might do if she really is pregnant and she said “get an abortion.”
Her boyfriend is 21 years old and her parents do not know about him. This situation is serious and I feel compelled to go inform her parents. However I do not want to rush into this and if there are reasons why I should not tell her parents I would really like to know what you all think about it. She said she was going to “sneak” out last night to take a pregnancy test but so far hasn’t told me anything new.
I have already mentioned to her (gently) that abortion will change her life in a terrible way. I also indicated that what her boyfriend is doing with her (the sex, having her lie to her parents, etc) is wrong and that a real man who loves her wouldn’t be encouraging these things. I think by what she responded with is that she knows deep down that something isn’t right with this relationship. She also said that she has no idea how abortion works so perhaps all she needs is some good information to help make the right decision.
Please lend me your thoughts on this and please pray for this girl, the boyfriend, and the potential child!