My family and boyfriend pushed me into abortion.

I'm not just another teenager that was being careless or reckless with my life and playing russian roulette with random guys.
Me and my boyfriend had actually been together for 2 years, and I ended up getting pregnant in our second year of being together in the summer, at the end of my junior year.
Everyone in my family including him were pushing me to get an abortion, and I felt like I had nobody in my corner backing me up.
So to get those I loved back I went through with it. I took the pills at home and the pain wasn't unbearable but it was nowhere near pleasant.
It's been 7 months since and it is still as raw as yesterday. I feel as if I could just die, everyone assumes that the people that have an abortion are heartless sluts, but the pain that I go through in my life without my child is unbearable. I don't need people adding their opinion onto my heartache. I just want all girls to please think before getting an abortion. It may fix a problem but the pain and guilt will live on with you forever.

Editor's Comment

It is very sad that you felt pressurised into this decision by your family and your boyfriend. You are clearly finding the emotional pain very hard to cope with, and I agree that no one should judge a person who has felt they had to choose this option. Please contact CareConfidential if you would like some post abortion help and support. I feel it would help you to work through some of the pain you are feeling. 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.

This story was sent in on 03/01/2013

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