Janai’s first visit to our Oakland center was for both pregnancy and STD testing. When the nurse informed her that her pregnancy test was positive, she stated, “I really didn’t want to have a baby with him. I really feel the best thing is to just have an abortion.” Janai went on to tell us that her ex-boyfriend had gone to jail 3 days earlier and was pressuring her to have an abortion. We talked about her options regarding her pregnancy. When we discuss options, we talk honestly about what to expect before, during, and after an abortion procedure, the different styles of parenting, and types of adoption plans. After we had discussed each option...

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