Your Options if You're Pregnant

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You just found out that you're pregnant. You have to decide whether to continue the pregnancy or have an abortion. Did you know that you have three options?

 

1.     Continue Your Pregnancy and Keep the Child

If you continue the pregnancy and keep the child, you'll have some legal rights and responsibilities as a parent:

  • to make sure your child is safe
  • to provide food for your child
  • to make everyday decisions concerning your child

To learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a parent, see the "Families and Couples" section of our website.

 

2.     Continue Your Pregnancy and Put the Child Up for Adoption

For your own personal reasons, you might want to have another family adopt your child. Our article on adopting a child in Quebec will help you better understand the adoption process.

 

3.     Terminate Your Pregnancy

You can also choose to end your pregnancy by having an abortion.

If you're 14 or over, you can make the decision to have an abortion on your own. You don't need permission either from your parents or from your partner.

Important !
This article explains in a general way the law that applies in Quebec. This article is not a legal opinion or legal advice. To find out the specific rules for your situation, consult a lawyer or notary.