I was 15 when I found out I was pregnant. My boyfriend and I hadn’t planned it, and as soon as I found out, he told me it was either him or the baby.
Editor’s note: Thanks for sharing your story with us…The meaning of abortion can hit home after the event, especially when you have very good reasons to get out urgently from under the pressures that make a pregnancy difficult. It all makes sense until afterwards for many women. To have to face that ultimatum, to have to make that choice between the relationship and the pregnancy, can be very difficult. What our partners want can be very persuasive. Many who choose the relationship end up losing both, because the relationship is often not strong enough to carry the tension that results afterwards. For you, it’s time to grieve your loss and rebuild. Visiting your nearest centre for some post-abortion support may help you to understand why you feel the way you do and to come to terms with your losses.