Rosemarie's Story

I had just been through the worst break up of my life.  It was also the best year of my life.  I was 29 with 2 kids.  I just received my Masters from the local university.  My boyfriend and I had been together for 15 years, on again and off again.  He was the father of my 2nd child.  He left me in October.  I was upset and craving attention.  In November, I met this man and he gave me the attention I so desperately needed, or so I thought.  When I found out I was pregnant it was very early.  I could tell by changes in my body, nipples, morning sickness etc. 

He didn't really believe that it was his.  It took him DAYS to regain composure.  I told him I didn't know what I was going to do.  For some reason I really wanted his input and opinion.  I don't recommend this in every situation.  He was very supportive of me doing what I wanted, but explained that he would not be around.  This helped my decision. 

I was alone, and a single mother of 2 kids.  I chose to have an abortion because it wouldn't have been fair to bring another child into this world that wasn't completely wanted.  I couldn't handle the hormones, the stress and the money needed to have another baby - by another dad! 

I am happy with my choice.  It was the right choice for me at the time.  I have always been pro-choice, but now I know why it is so important to vote and protect my rights.  



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