I had just been through the worst break up of my life. It was also the best year of my life. I was 29 with 2 kids. I just received my Masters from the local university. My boyfriend and I had been together for 15 years, on again and off again. He was the father of my 2nd child. He left me in October. I was upset and craving attention. In November, I met this man and he gave me the attention I so desperately needed, or so I thought. When I found out I was pregnant it was very early. I could tell by changes in my body, nipples, morning sickness etc.
He didn't really believe that it was his. It took him DAYS to regain composure. I told him I didn't know what I was going to do. For some reason I really wanted his input and opinion. I don't recommend this in every situation. He was very supportive of me doing what I wanted, but explained that he would not be around. This helped my decision.
I was alone, and a single mother of 2 kids. I chose to have an abortion because it wouldn't have been fair to bring another child into this world that wasn't completely wanted. I couldn't handle the hormones, the stress and the money needed to have another baby - by another dad!
I am happy with my choice. It was the right choice for me at the time. I have always been pro-choice, but now I know why it is so important to vote and protect my rights.
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