I was 16 years old when I found out...


"I was 16 years old when I found out I was pregnant. I had been having unprotected sex with my boyfriend for quite awhile and I never really thought I would get pregnant. I was in such a twisted situation, my mind was going crazy. My boyfriend wanted me to have the baby, as well as my mom. Everyone else in my family felt an abortion would be best for me. At the time I was living with my father, so no matter what he had the last word. I had so many mixed emotions about having an abortion and I honesty didn't know what to do.

I went to HeartLine Pregnancy Center and got an ultrasound, but I wasn't even five weeks pregnant, so I didn't even actually see a heartbeat. My father was set on me having an abortion so I thought that would be best for me. I started detaching myself from the pregnancy and everything seemed like a dream.

I had to wait until I was at least eight weeks pregnant to get my abortion, and the time had come. I was so nervous waiting in that room. I had no clue what to expect. I went into the procedure room and got medicine that made me feel wheezy and out of the world. Laying down on the flat bed was the last thing I remembered.

Honestly, the abortion isn't the worst part, it's the thoughts that follow it. I am on the right track now and I am going to be a Junior in high school. Sometimes I wonder what my life would have been like if I had my baby, but at the same time I know I did what was right for me and I am okay with that. I will always have an angel waiting for me." —Anonymous

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