Donna's Story

I just found out 2 days ago that I am pregnant. This is my third pregnancy, the first resulting in a tubal pregnancy, and the second I had a beautiful son. He is the light of my life and I am feeling so much guilt for having this procedure when the doctors told me that having my son was a miracle. But I also know that it is a risk to my health, and the financial well being of both my son and I. The father of this pregnancy lives 400 miles away and is not emotionally ready to be a father or anything else for that matter. I am scheduled for this procedure in 14 hours and I am scared and confused and 23 and feel like if only I had been more responsible, I would be going to work in the morning instead of having an abortion. Please, please take all the proper precautions and don't leave it up to the man to take control. It's your body, protect it.

January 2004

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