I am 18, and I found out I was pregnant right after I missed my first period.
Editor’s note: Thanks for writing in…Since you are in the States, it might be better for you to look up www.pregnancycenters.org for any help that could be offered you there. That may not mean financial help, but they would be able to advise you about other sources of financial help, if there are any.
What comes to mind for you is that you are really primarily considering the economic reasons for not pursuing this pregnancy, and even though you are disappointed with the father, and don’t have much support, it doesn’t sound as if you have thoroughly thought through what having a termination might mean to you. Having the opportunity to explore all your feelings – panic and frustration as well as deeper, more hidden feelings – may be necessary to ensure that you come through this well.