Jenn's Story

Hello. My name is Jenn. I am 19 years old. And already have an 8 1/2 month old daughter. I have a boyfriend (the father of my daughter) and we are living together with his parents. I just found out I am pregnant again.

We talked about this a month or so ago. He had asked me what I would do if I was ... would I get an abortion? I am the type of person who does not believe you should kill your baby for your mistake. I also believe if your mature enough to have sex then you should be mature enough to handle the responsibilities that go with it. I guess now I'm looking at it from the other side of the glass.

I have no one to talk to and no where to live after I tell him. Which is why I need help. I am not sure what to do.

See I was on birth control pills both times I got pregnant, and the first time I got pregnant we were also using condoms. So we had double protections. I guess if were having sex and not married we get what we deserve...

But I don't know what to do. My family is going to be very disappointed in me. And if I don't get the abortion then I'll lose him, and if I do then I don't think him and I will ever be happy again. So either way our relationship ends, so now what do I do?????

June 1998

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