Do I Have To Tell My Partner I Want an Abortion?

Maybe you’re set on getting an abortion and nervous about telling your partner. Though you are legally not required to get your partner’s consent before an abortion, you should consider hearing their thoughts beforehand.

1. Listen to Your Partner’s Insight

It can be difficult to be on the same page as your partner, but it’s essential to do your best to hear him out. Try to stay as calm and collected as possible. It’s best if you can make this decision together.


Once you’ve shared the news, listen closely to your partner. They may or may not feel the same way about your pregnancy. Your partner may be quick or slow to respond. Give them the time they need.


Let them give input, as it may surprise you and offer you something else to consider regarding the decision.

2. Be Mindful of Your Safety

Your safety is number one when sharing your pregnancy decision with your partner. If you feel uncomfortable when it comes to speaking about options with him (due to verbal or physical harm), it may be best to share the news over the phone.


Avoid putting yourself in danger if you feel likeyour partner’s reaction will not be appropriate. Speak with someone you trust, a close friend or family member, or talk to us today about any concerns. We are here to listen and provide practical options. Call us at (858) 397-1970 or text (858) 822-9335.

3. Get a Medical Assessment First

Before scheduling an abortion, make sure you have verified your pregnancy and eliminated any other risks. We offer the following no-cost services:

Pregnancy Verification

Verification includes a lab-quality pregnancy test and ultrasound to learn if your pregnancy is viable (growing) or if you have miscarried. An ultrasound accurately determines how far along you are in your pregnancy which indicates the method of abortion available to you.


Limited STD Testing

A study reported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) strongly recommends getting tested for STDs before an abortion. Possible complications of post-abortion infections include pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

Private Health Assessment

Meet with a medical professional for a confidential health assessment and consultation.

Get Support Today

The more educated you are about abortion, the better equipped you’ll be to make a decision. At True Choice, we put your interests first by providing factual and relevant information about abortion and other educational resources.


You receive free and confidential services in a non-judgmental manner, and we recognize that women facing unplanned pregnancies deserve the best possible support.


Before any abortion, it’s essential to be seen by a medical professional that can provide you with pre-abortion screening services to safeguard your reproductive health and help you make a decision that is right for you.

Schedule an appointment with us today: (858)397-1970 or text (858) 822-9335.

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