Pregnant at 17, my story

by Anonymous

June 17, 2019

I’ve never been this scared in my life. I was 17 and pregnant. I called my boyfriend who was stationed in the military at the time hysterically crying. How could we be so stupid and irresponsible I told him, he asked me what I wanted to do and almost immediately I knew I wanted an abortion. He agreed and assured me he would be with there with me. Then that all changed. He had told his mother I was pregnant and she convinced him this was a sign, she told him (and me in a serious of judgmental text messages) that we should keep the baby and move in with her and get MARRIED! He was 19 and I was 17 fresh out of high school, I couldn’t imagine putting my life on hold and all my dreams to have a child I just couldn’t. I eventually told my mom and my dad and even though they were shocked and disappointed, their support for me was astounding. My dad held my hand the entire way. He never once judged me or made me feel like I was failure, he is a man of few words but his being there and supporting me was something I felt. My mom told me how this decision didn’t define me or my life and that she was still proud of me no matter what. You see all abortion stories aren’t these traumatic situations, sometimes it’s just a 17 year old girl with her entire life ahead of her who decided she didn’t want to be pregnant anymore and that’s okay too.

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