Abortion Story: Texas
Submitted to Abort73 by a 19-year-old woman on July 7, 2015.
I found out I was pregnant when I was in high school—my junior year in 2014. I was only 17, and my boyfriend and I had only been together for 2-3 months at that time. I remember finding out in the morning before school. I was getting morning sickness and throwing up and gaining weight. I knew something was wrong, but I ignored it. My sister bought me a test, and I took it in the morning before school. It came out positive, and I broke down crying—trying to figure out what I was going to do and how I was going to tell my family and my boyfriend. I told my boyfriend after school when he picked me up. He broke down crying. My mom was next, and she was so mad and upset with me. She just left my room crying and kept saying, "What are you going to do now.” Two days went by and my boyfriend and I started talking about options. We both decided on an abortion. I got my abortion when I was three months pregnant—on my boyfriend’s birthday. Once the doctor put the meds in my arm I knew I didn’t want it, but I was just so scared and then I blacked out from the medicine. I woke up feeling really dizzy and in pain. It was the biggest mistake of my life. If I could, I would go back and undo it. To this day, I still don't forgive myself. I know my baby was going to be a little girl. We gave her a name. Her name is Katlynn Taylor. Mommy & Daddy love you. I’m sorry, my love. I wish I could have you by my side right now, but I know god is taking good care of you. I love you.
Date: July 7, 2015