I was 18 and it was my senior year of high school...

"I was 18 and it was my senior year of high school when I accidentally got pregnant. I've always had safe sex and will continue to, but that day the condom broke inside me.

I went to Planned Parenthood for help. I resorted to having an abortion, not only because I wouldn't have been able to support my child but also because I was about to go to college. I don't regret having an abortion, I know it was all for the best but whenever I think about it still makes me upset. Not only that but also when my best friend at the time told almost the entire senior/junior class which made my decision so much worse. If you're thinking about an abortion it's YOUR decision on what you do. Don't let anyone make you feel bad about your choice (not even your best friend or strangers in my case)." —anonymous


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