Abortion story #623
I had an abortion 11 years ago. I had just turned 21. I was in college and I had been with a long term boyfriend, who I lived with for 3 years. I was living in an apartment, driving an old broken car and barely making ends meet with my work study job and my weekend employment while I attended school full time. I found out I was pregnant and didn't know what to do. My boyfriend wanted to be supportive and told me he would do anything I decided. Keep the baby or terminate it, although I also felt I'd be ruining his life's aspirations by forcing him into fatherhood. I was one year shy of starting my internship at school. I was terrified of disappointing my parents, and his parents by flushing my college education down the toilet. At the time that was how I saw it. I now know I could have had my baby and finished school. A baby is not a death sentence or something that ruins your life. I called Planned Parenthood. Up until the moment I found out I was pregnant I had been using their services for exams and birth control. I had been on birth control when I became pregnant and thought I had done everything possible to prevent unintended pregnancy. I was young, naive and TERRIFIED of the future with a baby. I was unaware that the Planned Parenthood in my area (or any Planned Parenthood) didn't offer prenatal service. I foolishly assumed that since they provided all these other wonderful services they could help me decide what to do with my pregnancy... Click here to read the rest.
- Age: 32
- Location: United States
- Date Submitted: February 12, 2017