I just had an abortion a few days ago.
Even though it is hard at times I know it was for the best. Me and my boyfriend
have had problems since it happened, but we are determined to make it through.
I was so scared to tell my parents I was pregnant. I am only 17 and have a lot
going for me. I was accepted to a good college and had all these plans. A baby
would have not been able to fit in to my plans. I never thought of myself as having
a baby. I was told I could never get pregnant. WELL when I did I got very depressed.
I finally realized there is worse things out there than being pregnant. I don't
have any diseases that can kill me. I could have been kicked out of my house but
my parents told me that no matter what decision I made they would be there to
help me and support me.
4 December 2001
more stories -- share your story
must hear the voices and have the dreams of those who came before us, and we must
keep them with us in a very real sense. This will keep us centered. This will
help us to maintain our understanding of the job we must do."
Sanchez, essayist and poet