Hey there, this is sort of hard for
me but I read your stories and feel inspired. My name is Juliet, I am now sixteen
years old, and I was fourteen years old when I got my first abortion. My mother
always told me while I was under legal age she would make me get an abortion should
I get pregnant. A guy who I wasnt dating but had feelings for and me had been
having unprotected sex, using withdrawl as our birth control...I started having
sex when I was thirteen, I had two miscarriages before I got my first abortion
and didnt miscarry, I was terrified...
I told my mother, knowing what her
reaction would be, within a week I was on my way to the clinic (my mother never
knew about the miscarriages until after my abortion). I was so nervous, I walked
into the clinic, I was nervous but sure of myself, I was confident and a strong
person and felt I could deal with anything. It didn't take long, I remember staring
at the ceiling, thinking about everything BUT what was really happening to me.
After the abortion, I stopped seeing the guy I had been pregnant by three times,
on account of the realtonship just not working out.
After a year (I was
fifteen) I started seeing and having sex with my current boyfriend. I had a miscarriage
once, and then got pregnant when I was almost sixteen years old. I considered
abortion, but decided not to on the way to the clinic. It was different this time,
I couldnt do it again, I just couldnt. My mother was furious, she threatened to
kick me out, even kill me if I didnt get it done but I said "no" and
that was it, she couldnt physically make me.
Now, I am sixteen years old,
seven months pregnant and happy as can be. I am not scared of the months, or years
to come, just unsure...me and my boyfriend are doing good and I am convinced he
will be an excellent father. I realize abortion may not have been right for me
the first time, but it happend and I cannot take it back, but I KNOW in my heart
that keeping my baby this time was the right thing for me to do.Juliet
14 Oct 2002
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