Niki's Story

I had just turned 16 when I found out that I was pregnant. I had a choice! Get married or get an abortion. I went against my will to get an abortion. It was really hard to deal with afterward. I had friends that were pregnant, and I found it hard to even talk to them. But, I am now happy with my decision (8 years later). I have only had one abortion, and one miscarriage out of 4 pregnancies. Had I not made the decision to go along with it, I would not have my 2 beautiful children. It is not something that is easy to deal with (at first), but it really does get easier.

Just make sure it is a decision you can live with for the rest of your life! Do what is best for you, and not everyone around you. Because, in the end you deal with the consequences not them. Don't do something you will hate yourself for later!!!!!

9 Oct 2002

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"The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."
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