Everything I was told was a lie
It's been about two years since I had an abortion. I am not proud of my
decision, but at the time I thought I was doing the right thing. I had just
turned 17. I was scared and very confused about my future. I was still in school
and my boyfriend just started a new job, so we had no money. When I found out
that I was pregnant I found myself more scared and more confused, we had no
money so how can we take care of a child. I could not give a child of mine up
for adoption. I heard that abortion was quick and painless. I also heard that
the fetus inside of me was not a child yet, meaning I would not be murdering a
Little did I know that everything I was told was a lie. No one prepared me
for the pain emotionally. Yes, painless physically, but the pain of emotions was
very painful. The first year was the toughest year of my life. I thought I was
going to die. I had no one to talk to or turn to. I was in it on my own. That's
what I did I suffered here by myself and now I'm recovering on my own. Till this
day I do not speak about it to my family or my boyfriend because it's a sore
subject. I can talk to other women and people about what I went through. That is
one way I recovered is talking about my pain. Another was American Life League.
They made me realize I wasn't the only one who made the same mistake.
The reason why I'm writing is I would like to help people who are going
through the same as me. It's been about two years since I had an abortion. I
would never do it again, even if my life depended on it. And now I'm asking for
your help. Like I was saying I would like to help women of all ages. I would
like to speak about what I went through.