Abortion at 17

by Ally

November 12, 2020


I’ve never talked about this before, I didn’t even know there was a website where woman can write and share their stories until 10 minutes ago. When I was 17 I found out I was pregnant, I was living a pretty eventful life, I had just moved out my parents’ house and was living with friends. The way I found out is kinda funny, I didn’t even think I might’ve been pregnant but I was drunk and my friend had a test in her bathroom. I have no idea why but I felt like I needed to take it. That’s when I found out. If I’m being honest after I saw the two lines appear I tried drinking the problem away, I was scared and didn’t even think it was real, my mom who happens to also be my best friend was the first in my family to know, I told her the next day and was scared shitless. Fast forward a few weeks and I’m at a doctor’s office. They never tell you how insanely rude those doctors can be when you already plan on having an abortion. They tried doing everything to talk me out of it but my mind was set. I was 8 weeks and 3 days when I had the procedure done. It was overwhelming but I’m very lucky to have had great nurses in the room with me holding my hand and talking me through everything. I know I made the right choice for me and I wouldn’t change a thing. I’m happy to know there is place where women can feel safe and comfortable opening up about this.

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