Abortion Story: Delaware
Submitted to Abort73 by a 17-year-old woman on September 7, 2016.
I found out I was pregnant in June. I didn't know how to tell my mother, but I eventually did. She pretty much forced me into an abortion—and so did my partner. It’s like I had no choice. Every day he bothered me about it, hoping I still was going to have the abortion. I felt like I had no say in anything. I realize that I'm still young and have a lot to focus on—school, work, etc. But I would've given my baby everything I could and made the best out of it. I didn't really feel sad about it until the day it happened. I didn't know I was three months until they did an ultrasound at the abortion clinic, when I saw the scan of my baby. It hit me; I didn't want to but I was forced. After it happened, I felt so empty. I felt so worthless. I couldn't stop crying, realizing that my baby isn't with me anymore. It hurts. I've cried every night since it happened. I feel lonely; it messed with my head. I don't know who to go to and talk to. My mom is not going to feel bad; neither is my partner. I just want somebody I can talk to. I don't know what to do anymore. I can't believe my innocent little angel is gone. I'm so against abortion; it should not be a thing. I will never, ever do that again. It will stick with me for the rest of my life.
Date: September 7, 2016