"It's been about 2 months since my abortion. Me and my boyfriend have been together for almost 3 years on and off but we've been together with no breaks for 7months. He is 20 and I am 18. Even though he is in his 3rd year of university becoming an engineer and would be making good money that wouldn't be until a few years. And I am finishing high school for the second time in grade 12. We just simply aren't ready.
I am not financially stable and my boyfriend doesn't work because his school is hard enough. Also he lives an hour away for school so I would have to take care of the baby myself and finish high school and work which would be too much. And I am not the type who would give my child away to someone else. I can't and won't make my child feel like I abandoned it. But if other people choose that it's their decision and that's fine I just can't myself.
Anyways the getting the abortion part didn’t hurt at all, I was 12 weeks when I got mine. They gave me lots of drugs and laughing gas. The worst part about getting an abortion is the thoughts you get after like what if you did keep the child what if your child would of been the president what if you made the wrong choice... I wouldn't say I made the wrong choice but I definitely wouldn't do it again knowing I’d have all these emotions afterwards. But then again I could say the same thing if I kept it I could of asked myself what if I got an abortion. My advice to anyone who gets an abortion is to go to counseling before and after. You may think you don't need to but trust me you do. It helps a lot." —anonymous