My story

by Meg

August 31, 2020

I was 16 about to turn 17 when I found out I was pregnant. I knew I couldn’t keep the baby as I was in a down spin spiral due to how the baby came to be so I requested to have an abortion, it got approved (in NZ, you have to prove that its going to be bad for your mental health or physical health to keep the baby) and so I booked the appt and knew it was going to be ok … My  best friends family took me to my appt. It was one of the hardest things for me as I couldn’t tell my family as they would be mad so I kept it quiet. I finally opened up and shared a bit of my story when NZ laws changed to it no longer be on the criminal acts. That’s when the guilt of it went away for me. I always wonder what if and all that but I know I made the right choice for myself that day.

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