I'm 17 years old and I had an abortion at 8 weeks

I'm 17 years old and I had an abortion at 8 weeks pregnant without even telling my boyfriend.
We had decided to keep the baby but once I decided to stay in my parents' house throughout the pregnancy a lot of things changed. My entire family didn't want me to keep the baby. I ended up breaking up with my boyfriend and making a rational decision of aborting my baby. I felt so pressured from my mom. It has been almost 2 months since I had the abortion, I regret it every second and I also regret telling my boyfriend I had a miscarriage. I feel so guilty and so angry; I hate seeing pregnant women and babies. There's not a day goes by that I don't think of when I heard the baby's heartbeat.

Editor's Comment

Making a decision like this because of pressure from other people, can lead to sadness and regret, especially when you and your boyfriend had decided to keep the baby. I am sorry you are now suffering emotionally, and it will take time and help for you to come through this difficult experience. If you would like some post abortion support, it is available. for post abortion support. or call the national helpline 0300 4000 999.
This story was sent in on 05/02/2014 and it's been viewed 133 times.

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