I never really wanted a child, especially so young. I'm 18.

I never really wanted a child, especially so young. I'm 18. I considered abortion but I don't really want it and my boyfriend told me to do what I wanted. So my final decision is to keep the child, but then I got in an argument with my father and now I'm basically homeless and his whole "Country Hick family" is shunning me. I have perhaps 300 bucks to my name at the moment; jobless, thanks to the economy and the area I live in. I guess everything is pointing to just get an abortion. But seriously I don't want to and I don't think someone should be pressured into doing something they don't want to. I don't know if I'm the only person being shunned to the point of almost being on the streets because of something you think you should do but I hope in the end I can show all I had to do just to get stable. There are many support systems for pregnant females which I am so thankful for, I hope in the end everything will be for the best. Editor’s note: Thanks for sharing your story…It’s always difficult when faced with the pressure of external circumstances to do what your heart is saying about an unplanned pregnancy, but in the end, it’s in the heart where you feel the pain of loss and grief and guilt when you do something that goes against it. If your heart is saying to pursue this pregnancy in the face of adversity, then make the most of the support systems available and be at peace. Inner peace with oneself is priceless. We’ll be thinking of you.

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