I've had friends
that have had abortions and they seemed so indifferent about
it, like it was no big deal. As I heard the words "I'm
getting an abortion" coming out of their mouths I couldn't
picture myself in their shoes. To me, there was no validation
for such a thing unless it was under extreme circumstances
like birth defects, rape or incest.
I all ready had a son at age 20 and couldn't imagine life
without him, then the morning came when I knew I was pregnant
again. I felt sick and threw up. I came out of the bathroom
and looked at my live-in boyfriend. He looked back at me and
I felt even worse. We had been together 6 months. He had 2
sons from a previous marriage and I had my son from a previous
marriage. Our lives were stressful enough and I knew that
financially another child was not a possibility. I thought
he would feel the same way. I was wrong. He wanted the baby
and hated me for making the decision to have an abortion.
I explained I would just have to take
a pill and go through the equivalent of a miscarriage.
He reluctantly accepted the decision and we are still together
but there is a part of me that still can't believe I did such
a thing. I never thought I'd be that girl.....but at least
now I understand her.
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