Danelle's Story

I had worked at my job for a year when I started talking to a boy I had had a "crush" on for months on end. It's been 2 months since I was last "with" him...and now I am a little over 2 months pregnant. Go figure. It's so easy to say, "Yeah, obviously I'd have an abortion" until the time comes. But I am having one in 2 days and I've never been so empty in my whole life.

I've been looking at every single abortion website, reading pro-choice and pro-life comments. I said to myself, "Thank God I am 18 so I don't have to hurt my parents"...but I told my mother anyway. I need her support and she gave me it, not that it didn't hurt her more then anything...and I'll never forgive myself for that. I feel as though I already love my "baby" and I don't want it to die, but I can't have it. I just can't.

I know it's going to take a long time to heal and I fear that so much...but I know that eventually, life will work out because when one door shuts, another opens.

March 2007

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