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Abortion Story: Florida

Submitted to Abort73 by a 26-year-old man on June 2, 2014.

I used to hear about abortion all the time, and I said I would never do such a thing. Then I was faced with an unplanned pregnancy at 25—with a minimum-wage job and girlfriend still in her junior year of college. I had to think it over a thousand times before making a decision. I did not know what to do, especially being in the situation I was in. I was worried about the shame we’d receive from my parents and my girlfriend’s parents—shame for not being responsible and shame for not having the right support system to take care of the baby.

We made the decision, and in a matter of hours we aborted the baby at a nearby clinic. We came back home to my girlfriend’s mother’s place. My girlfriend pretended that she was sick. I felt so ashamed walking around her mother’s house. We were lying underneath her nose. She doesn't know to this day. This abortion is going to be my biggest regret until the day I die. I will never, ever forgive myself for making a decision to take my unborn child's life away.

Whether you are right or left-wing, we all know in the back of our minds and in our hearts that taking life away is crude—whether the government says you can do it or not. I can't believe I fell for the lies regarding abortion. I pray to my baby every single day, hoping he or she forgives me and hoping that he or she is in a better place. I feel sorry for those who face this decision, because it shouldn't exist. It’s better for the baby to be adopted by a young couple who can't have a baby—giving life to other lives. With today's medical technology, babies can be saved if they are suffering health problems.

CONSIDER THIS, YOU HAVE CREATED LIFE. IT'S NOT YOUR BABY’S FAULT. LIFE CAN BE SO BEAUTIFUL. DON'T THROW IT AWAY BECAUSE OF MONEY OR PRIDE. THERE ARE OPTIONS TO SAVE THE BABY. DON'T WORRY ABOUT SHAME AND GUILT FROM OTHERS. AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT'S YOU AND THE BABY. YOU ARE CARRYING A BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT INSIDE YOU.

Age: 26
Location: Florida
Date: June 2, 2014

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