Abortion Story: Muncie, IN
Submitted to Abort73 by a 37-year-old woman on July 7, 2012.
I got pregnant at 13 years old by my 17-year-old boyfriend. My mother made me get the abortion on my 14th birthday because she didn't want it brought up in her divorce with my father, that she was right in the middle of. I wanted the baby, my boyfriend wanted the baby, and we told the counselors at Planned Parenthood and the abortion clinic in Indianapolis that I wanted to carry the baby to term. Everyone I talked to told me that it wasn't my decision, that it was entirely up to my mother. I screamed and tried to run from the procedure room at the clinic and my boyfriend tried to get back to me. They threw him out, and I was held down by nurses and given a sedative. My mother basically had nothing to do with me afterwards. I essentially lived with my boyfriend or his family. He supported me and bought my first car and sent me to college. I was with my boyfriend for 10 years after that, and he made a great life for us. There was no reason that I couldn't have raised my child. When we split we still remained friends, and 20 years later to the day, I can remember the trauma I was put through physically and emotionally as they took my baby and my rights away from me. I have three beautiful children now, but I will never ever forget the baby they took against my will.
Location: Muncie, IN
Date: July 7, 2012