Abortion Story: Charlotte, NC
Submitted to Abort73 by a 18-year-old woman on January 6, 2014.
My story is not a regret yet. I haven't made a decision. I am 18 and just started college. I'm going for culinary. I met this guy who I love when I moved down to Charlotte. We have been together almost 5 months now. I recently found out I was pregnant. I missed my period and told my boyfriend. But he didn't care at the time. Then I started having really bad cramps. So I went to the hospital. That's when I found out I was 7 weeks. Now I am 14 weeks, with a decision that is so confusing. My boyfriend is older than I am, and he does not have a job. I'm in college. We thought of how we couldn't support it. He already has a child. That's one of my reasons why I think he doesn't want to keep it. I been having nightmares, and I stay up late crying and talking to my belly. I tell my baby everything will be fine. I wish it could. He wants me to abort the baby, and I'm scared if I tell him I made my decision to keep it, he will leave. Tonight I told him I couldn't go through with it. I said, “What if it’s my time to raise a child to have as my own?” But he said he will not have the child, period. All I can think about is what's right to do. I'm scared and terrified. I cry every night because I'm scared I will regret this my whole life. I just need help and support. Please, god, set me on the right road.
Location: Charlotte, NC
Date: January 6, 2014