My story

by Anonymous

May 24, 2021

Content Warning: rape

I am 20 years old and a full time worker and student. I took a pregnancy test randomly with my friends as a joke, but my heart dropped when I read the words “pregnant”. We all immediately went back to the store and bought probably way too many tests, all thinking the one test was wrong. They all came back positive. I’m a single woman, in college, double majoring, paying my rent and bills all myself. A child was just not an option. I couldn’t even tell my mother because we have fought about abortion for years. I was raped at a very very young age for months and being so young I didn’t understand how babies were made so I lived in fear for years that I could have a baby. This obviously transferred to my views and support of abortion. My mother though, had so many issues having me that the idea of a child is a miracle to her. So I knew I couldn’t even turn to my moms for this. I called the guy and he agreed with me to go ahead with the abortion because we are both young, and we weren’t even together. My friends and I pooled all of our money together for me. I live in the the southern US, which makes getting an abortion even harder. This was one of the worst experiences of my life, but my friends helped me every step of the way. If I hadn’t had an abortion, I don’t even know where I’d be or what I’d be doing now.

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