It was the best decision I could have made.

Well I'm 19, no job, nothing.
I was feeling like I was pregnant for a few weeks but kept putting it off. Finally I talked to my boyfriend and said I thought I might be pregnant, and that I wanted to keep it. He of course being controlling told me that we couldn't possibly keep it. As sad as I was I knew so I went to the doctor the next week and took a pregnancy test which came back positive. I called my mum, and told her. She came and picked me up and took me to see my counsellor because I had suicidal thoughts.
She talked to me about an abortion and thought it was the best thing, talked to my bf at the time he also thought it was good, so the next week it happened.
I still think to this day about the baby I'll never have, but also thought it was the best decision I could have made.

Editor's Comment

Thanks for posting your story. It must have been hard to face pregnancy with no job, and your boyfriend wanting you to have an abortion. It sounds as though you were feeling low as well. I hope you are able to work through the regret you feel about the baby you'll never have. You were faced with a difficult decision and you did what you felt was right.You can call the national helpline, log on to Online advisor, or follow the link to find a centre for post abortion support in your area.
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