How Abortion Changed My Life

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There are a lot of young girls faced with the decision I was faced with. And there is no easy choice. It is a decision you have to think long and hard about, and it’s one you have to make for yourself, because it could affect the rest of your life. Teenage pregnancy. When I was in middle school I became pregnant. It wasn’t something I set out to do. Suddenly I was faced with a decision that ultimately would change my life. When I discovered my pregnancy I was given a few choices, One was to keep the baby and bring it up myself, another was to give birth and put the baby up for adoption or foster care, and the other was a termination and abort the baby. I chose to keep my baby for several reasons. First my personal values prevented abortion…show more content…
I couldn’t have come this far without having the support I did. I was lucky because I found a Home-school that was very accepting, I was allowed to do part time school for the first few months of the baby's life and I had teachers tutor me to keep up with school work. I didn’t live with my family at the time, but they were supportive, helping out where they could. The baby’s father and I stayed together after the birth and he helped me look after and bring up the baby. He has stood by me through everything and I know I’m very lucky for that. One thing that made my decision a whole lot easier was counseling. When I found out I was pregnant I decided I needed help to sort out my options and my feelings. So I sought out a professional counselor. Having that support made all the difference and I strongly recommend it to anyone in this situation! My life was very changed by my decision, but it’s not one that I look back on and regret. Although I lost some things, I gained a lot as well. I’m not telling anyone to go out and get pregnant, but I am saying that if you find yourself in that way remember, there are always options and only you can know which is right for
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