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Abortion Story: Ohio

Submitted to Abort73 by a 16-year-old woman on December 27, 2012.


I am a typical sixteen year old that has straight A's and a bright future ahead of me. So you would think that I have no reason to be depressed. I have overcome a lot, like being addicted to alcohol and Vicodin. That's all in the past. I got my life together and started going to school again. I found out that I like school and I am good at it, but if anyone asked me to describe myself in one word I would have to say "murderer." I had an abortion the day before Thanksgiving 2012. I murdered my second child and now regret it more than anything. I lost the one thing that was supposed to save me. I knew getting pregnant again was a gamble, I just never thought abortion was going to be the result. So now? I have to try to move on to keep my peace of mind. I am running out of time. I am looking for the answer sheet instead of figuring it out on my own. I am too ashamed to ask for help. I believe that I deserve to suffer because I did this to myself. I am embarrassed to be walking in this skin, not because I got pregnant at sixteen, but because I was selfish instead of being an adult. I was responsible for protecting my baby, and I failed. That makes me a failure. So no matter how many A's there are on that report card, deep down where it counts, I failed. This abortion has not only ruined my life, my hope, my dreams, my relationship, but my self worth. And that isn't something you get back easily.

Age: 16
Location: Ohio
Date: December 27, 2012

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