I have only just had an abortion that was the hardest thing to do in my life.

I have only just had an abortion that was the hardest thing to do in my life. I didn’t tell the baby’s father until the day after the abortion. I know I should have done as soon as I found out I was pregnant. I went through a lot of feelings when I found out. There were feelings about keeping the baby, then feelings about getting an abortion. I’m only 16. It was a hard choice, because I wanted to live my life but then again I didn’t want to give up the baby. It took me a couple of weeks and a consultation to decide what to do. I went forward with the abortion that I’m now regretting so much!! All I’m saying to myself is, some women don’t have the chance to have a baby, and you have one. That’s all that was going through my head. So at seven weeks and two days my baby was aborted. You have got to think so much about this. It changes your life!! Do what you want, not what anyone else wants you to do because you’re the one who is carrying the baby, not them. Editor’s note: Thanks for telling your story…It sounds as if you had a very difficult time making your decision. Your head was telling you one thing and your heart was telling you something else, it seems. If you are regretting your decision and struggling with any feelings like sadness, sense of loss or guilt, then you may benefit from some post-abortion support. It’s early days for you yet, but you might find it helpful to use Online Advisor, or call in at a centre near you. (If you are in the US, contact Optionline on 800-395-HELP.)
This story was sent in on 29/08/2007

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