My best friend is adopted so I feel strongly here...if I got pregnant I wouldn't keep the child either most likely, but abortion isn't the only option. And it can scar you for life, and can't be reversed (not like adoptioin can but my God my best friend has a life! He can decide if he wants to meet his birth parents or not...not an easy road by any means but he loves life). No offense but this is a life here and saying you want a professional career (which is entirely possible no matter what!) sounds a bit wrong to me. I haven't found many arguments against carrying a child and giving it away after 9 months that didn't have a selfish agenda hidden underneath, usually fear of what others think, etc. I'm sorry if that sounds judgmental but it is what it is. You gotta be able to live with yourself at the end of the day, and you may find that a medical degree won't suffice after all is said and done based on what you chose. Having a child out there may be hard, be you can sleep at night knowing you made a pretty selfless decision and gave a child a wonderful life. And you can meet up later in life or whatnot. Abortion may be right for some, but if you're stressing out this much about
it, it may not be. I think those that do it feel comfortable with their decision and are able to move on more smoothly. Making a huge mistake in itself can derail your career.
It may not come the way you planned or on your time frame. I had to go to the Caribbean. And let me tell you, I tried to run and go to professional school with problems here and I couldn't handle it. I wasn't ready, I had too much mental baggage and it came out in a huge way..next thing I knew i couldn't concentrate AT ALL and that's not good in vet school. You gotta straighten your head out first. You can do it. They are there for reasons like that, life got in the way and grades suffered. Even though I left, I can come back. I see your situation and see the sprial I was in last year...before you know it you won't have to take your professional career into consideration, b/c your mental situations will make sure they take the center stage...it's like your brain has a way to make sure it tries to get your attention every way it can. I'm 22, just had to drop out of vet school b/c I ignored my problems, which caused me to do stupid things, which i again ignored, until I cracked.
I don't think God causes unwanted pregnancies resulting in abortion to teach lessons. But I'm not religious so I can't say
Worry about what's right for you, and what's just plain right. You will find that they are the same thing.