I was a 16 year old junior in high school and he was 18 year old college dropout who worked at a grocery store. We met through a mutual friend. It was whirlwind romance, and I was a virgin. He convinced me that we were going to get an apartment, get married, and eventually have children. It didn’t matter when or what order that happened in. He was going to take care of me.


We were together for about two months when he left his phone on the kitchen counter while he showered. I wouldn’t have looked typically but text after text came through, and I let curiosity get the better of me. I opened the texts and thats all I needed to see. I broke up with him that day but a week later, found out I was pregnant. I told my parents who then scheduled an abortion for me. He never showed up for the appointment and ignored me when I tried to talk about it. I tried to make it work post abortion but things were never the same after that and we never talked again.


I’m 28 now with two beautiful children, a loving husband, and more self worth. I’m so grateful for the life I have now because of my abortion.