Reece's Story

I am 20 years old and the mother of a 26 month old girl. I had her when I was a senior in high school. Actually, with her, I never considered abortion. Seventeen months after I had my daughter I was pregnant again. I had an abortion. It was terrible but I felt I had no other choice. I was a 19-year-old single parent of one living on her own. If circumstances would have been different I would have kept the baby, but I was terrified and I knew I couldn't do it alone. I just want everyone to know that the choice is yours and you are the one who decides what is right and wrong for you. I still regret what I did, but it was the right choice for me.

25 January 2002

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