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I found out I was pregnant the summer before my sophomore year in college.

by Anonymous

July 5, 2018

I became pregnant by my boyfriend at 19 years old. He had been a unique survivor of a rare and deadly form of cancer and was told by doctors after all the chemo and treatments that he would be sterile for the rest of his life. We did not use protection because of his doctors diagnosis. I found out I was pregnant the summer before my sophomore year in college. We never even had a conversation about it. It was just a given on both our parts that I would have an abortion. My entire life, I have never wanted to be a mother and he certainly didn’t want to be a father that young either.  The medical benefits of the college we went to  were pretty progressive, and abortion was covered as part of our medical insurance. I booked the appointment, and he was right by my side through as much of the process as he was allowed to be.  Eventually, he moved away to attend a different college out of state and we broke up. I have never regretted  my decision at all.

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