An unexpected pregnancy, for the couple who has been trying to conceive, is the best possible news. However, for the young girl or woman who may have had an unplanned consensual encounter, or who has been the victim of force, the news of pregnancy can be devastating.
It was 41 years ago this week that the Supreme Court ruled to legalize abortion in the United States. After all these years, this issue continues to be divisive, which could add to the confusion of a young woman trying to make a major decision.
Here in Routt County, there is help available for women who may be in this situation and need assistance. Selah is Steamboat’s pregnancy resource center. This new name is a call to take some time and just breathe. We all know that decisions made in haste and in the height of emotion can be a source of regret.
At Selah, women will find calm support — a place to discuss their fears and concerns and receive the information and resources they need to move forward. All of Selah’s services are free and confidential, including pregnancy tests and ultrasounds.
Women and young girls should know that nothing is insurmountable, and there is hope and support available. Call Selah at 970-871-1307 or go to www.selahsteamboat.com.