Josie's Story

I found out I was pregnant on my 21st birthday. It was not planned and in fact I never really planned on having children in the future. I am now 8 weeks pregnant and so confused. I am very pro-life, I just can't bring myself to go through with an abortion. I have visited abortion clinics and the thought of going through with it sickens me.

I feel I have no support from my family or my boyfriend. Everyone has been telling me my only choice is abortion-I need someone to talk to,someone to just listen to me and not tell me what to do. I feel so lonely lately, my relationship of 2 years is going down the drain and my family is just as confused as I am.

21 January 1999

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Mon, 29 Mar 1999 UPDATE
In January I found out on my 21st birthday that I was pregnant, at that time I was confused and had no idea what to do. It is now March and I am 4 months pregnant. I decided to keep my baby and raise it with my boyfriend and with the help of my family. I am very happy with my decision, I know I couldn't have done it any other way. I found out it's a boy and he's due in September.

It can be extremely scary when you are young, single and pregnant. Remember the choice is ultimately yours, do what is the best for you and not what's best for someone else. I just felt keeping my baby would be the best choice for me. I felt it also helps to have someone to confide in, this web page has helped me tremendously-I have received tons of e-mails with great advice, it helps to know you are not the only one out there going through what can seem like hell when you're confused.