I got pregnant when I was 16. I carried
my son and gave birth to him a month after I turned 17. I was going to have an
abortion when I was 4 months pregnant. I could not go through with it.
I am 18 years old. My boyfriend and I always had protected sex. But I am pregnant.
Today my boyfriend took his engagement ring back because of my decision to have
an abortion. I already have one beautiful son, but if I have this child, my life
will never go anywhere.
When I first found out I was pregnant I got caught
up in the idea of a family to love and care for. But I have since realized that
I have to be true to myself. I want to go to college, have a career, experience
everything that life has to give. It is going to be hard enough with one child,
but with two it would be impossible.
I love my son with every beat of my
heart. But I know that if I had this baby I would resent it. I would feel that
it took my life from me. I felt pressured by my boyfriend and his parents to have
this child. If I had any advice to give somebody in a similar situation, it would
be to be true to yourself. Don't let anybody make YOUR decision for you.
know that it will be hard, but I believe that this baby will be reborn to a man
and woman that need him and love him and can provide for him more than I ever
could. I can continue on with my life and become all I want to be. And when I
am ready I will start a family.Kayla
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you know that 95% of all abortions take place in the first 15 weeks of pregnancy?