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I am 22 years old...

June 29, 2013

"I am 22 years old. Yesterday I made the decision to terminate my pregnancy at 7 weeks. I'm still in school and living at home with my family. The father of the child was an ex. When I told him I was pregnant he told he didn't believe I was and asked for proof. After showing him proof, he asked what I was going to do about "it". I told him I was going to terminate it. I asked him to help with part of the cost and after that he stopped answering calls and has not checked on me since.

 

The situation with my ex made my decision to have an abortion easier to make. I couldn't imagine bringing a child in the world knowing their father was absolutely a terrible person! When I went in for the procedure, I signed to view the ultrasound, thinking if there was a reason I should keep the fetus the ultrasound would change my mind. I felt nothing. I knew I wouldn't be able to provide for the little one on the screen.

 

I opted to be awake during the procedure. I didn't feel much pain at all, just minor cramps. My morning sickness disappeared almost immediately! I was relieved after the procedure. I don't know if I will have regrets later but at the moment I feel like I made the right decision for myself and the child that could have been."  —Anonymous

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