I was 19 and in love...

"I was 19 and in love. The first in my family to go to college, to break from the cycle of economic despair. 5 months shy of not being a teenage mother, the test came back positive. Two time zones from my boyfriend, I was so alone. I sat on a Civil War battleground and made the call. I couldn't go through with it. He supported me no matter what. I would have been a good mother, he would have been a good father. But neither of us would have been the best we could be though. Now 6 years later, I rest comfortably knowing I made the right decision--for me, for him, for the child we didn't bring into this world. Only him and only I know this. It's time to end the silence." —Laura

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