This is from a grown man’s perspective. As a teen I was in a position where announcing my girlfriends pregnancy would have been devastating to my mom who was in a fragile emotional state due to a divorce. Abortion had just recently been made legal. I knew it was wrong but I lacked the courage to persevere through the shame and hurt it would cause and pressed for an abortion since it was now “legal” after all. If I could only go back and change that forever life altering decision I would do so without one split second of hesitation. It has created an open wound in my heart & soul that has never been able to heal. I know the Lord died for our sins and I pray every day to be forgiven. He has blessed me with other children for which I am very grateful, but not a day goes by that I do not think that I would have a grown adult child present in my life who I denied the right to live. Let me suggest to you now whether you are the mom OR the dad, and regardless of your religious beliefs, there is NO emotional distress that will not heal over time regarding the circumstances causing you to consider an abortion. Have courage and things will be OK. But believe me and understand deeply the void in your heart and soul by following through with it may never be healed and that is something I wish on no one. If you’re young now, hard as it is to look years & decades further, just try to and imagine what it will be like. Please think twice and give that baby the right to live and you will be joyous and happy to have that person in your life I promise you. God Bless you.