Abortion Story: West Brookfield, MA
Submitted to Abort73 by a 24-year-old woman on July 10, 2012.
I was 18, just a few months out of high school. I was out a lot, never home, and I drank a lot the summer after I graduated. Mostly because I was unhappy with my relationship. I was with an abusive guy who cheated on me constantly. I took a few pregnancy tests and they actually came out negative, but I just knew that wasn't right so I went to the doctor, and my suspicions were right. At first, I planned on keeping the baby, but I was so sick I could barely move. I made an appointment; my mom ended up paying for it. They gave me an ultra sound and I could look at the screen. I talked to the counselor and could not stop crying. I was about 13 weeks. During the procedure, I was numb because of the pills they gave me, but I remember holding on to the nurses hand so tight and crying. I even saw her wipe her eyes. He would have been born in March of '07. I now have a wonderful little boy, but I often think about that day.
Location: West Brookfield, MA
Date: July 10, 2012