It was last year, the beginning of June...


"It was last year, the beginning of June, two months before my seventeenth birthday, and I found out I was pregnant. I was very scared and worried what my parents would think once they had found out their only daughter was pregnant. I ended up having a friend tell my mother about the pregnancy; it broke her heart. She was leaning toward me getting an abortion, but at first, I was totally against it. I had thought if I got an abortion I would regret it the rest of my life. The thought of an abortion became a lot easier after my mother and cousin talked to me about their abortions in the past. I put a lot of thought into it, and realized I wasn't ready to bring a child into this world. My child would have been due in February, and I really don't regret what I have done. It just proves I wasn't ready to bring a child into this world yet." —Courtney

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