"I am 20 years old. I have 2 children, both by the same man, who is the only man I've ever had intercourse with, and the only man I've ever loved. Our oldest is soon to be 5 years old, and our youngest is 7 1/2 months. Tomorrow I'm calling to schedule an abortion. I just found out that I am pregnant again, despite the fact I am on the birth control pill.
I'm scared to death that I will later regret it, or it will be extremely painful. This is my only choice, considering my husband's work has slowed down during the winter months, and we are pressed for time to buy a house, and money is VERY tight. I'm in college, full time for nursing as well. Having a child right now will put such a stress on my schoolwork and home life. We struggle enough as it is. I'm not going to have another child if I can't promise them a great life. I do not regret my other children, but sometimes it's a real struggle providing for them and adding another will just make things even more terrible. So glad I can get my feelings out on this site. Wish my family luck during this journey." —anonymous