My Abortion Story

by Anonymous

June 17, 2021

I found out I was pregnant last december a couple of days before christmas. I’m 17 and even looking towards the future I’ve never particularly wanted to be a mother. I was at an age where I felt grown up and as if I was basically an adult but getting that positive pregnancy test terrified me because I am just a kid, I still need my mum there’s no way I could be someone’s mum. my parents and boyfriend and friends were all supportive and they respected my decision to terminate but honestly it was the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make. it made sense and it was the right choice for me, I don’t regret it but I’m still so sad and angry and guilty, I hate that the situation happened to me and that I was the one who had to deal with the majority of the consequences even though I tried my best to be safe and responsible. the worst part of it is feeling alone, I don’t know anyone else my age who’s been through this, and it’s hard to know how to feel when there’s no one to talk to about it. it’s gotten better with time and I hope it’ll keep getting better.

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