I had a surgical abortion done a few years back, and felt overwhelming guilt.
By anonymous on 29/01/2015Am I doing the right thing… I am 27 years old and am about to start my first real job. I am 5 weeks pregnant. I don’t think I can keep the baby.
I had taken the morning after pill. But a few weeks later I could just feel it in the pit of my stomach “I am pregnant”. So I took a pregnancy test and there they were the all confirming two solid lines.
The father is from abroad and will be leaving the country in a couple of months. He has been supportive and says he will support whichever decision I make but that does not include staying in the country. I told my parents. My mom flipped out, told me she wants nothing to do with it and that includes seeing it. My dad says I am not to terminate and I must deal with the consequences of my actions.
I had a surgical abortion done a few years back after I got pregnant as a result of rape. The guilt that I felt was overwhelming. I fear I will experience the same if not worse this time.
Deep down inside I know I am not ready to be a single mom especially without support from my family. I want to bring a child into this world knowing I can support it the way it should be. I fear what will happen should my dad find out I terminated.
Am I doing the right thing?