I was at the young age of 16 when I got pregnant. At first I was in denial when I missed my first period, and was still in denial when I missed my second and third. I had always had a regular period and I knew that I should at least tell my mom that I hadn’t had my period in three months. At first she was horrified and cried constantly. After a couple days had gone by and she was able to calm down, she informed me that I was the one to make a decision and she would support me with whichever I picked.
I took a test and it was positive. I was pregnant at sixteen, and was only a junior in high school. I knew that I wanted to have a family and children, but now wasn’t the right time. Abortion was something that I had never thought much about, until I was the one making the decision. I went through with an abortion. At first I felt empty inside, but I also had a great feeling of relief. Even though I wonder what my life would be like if I had gone through with the pregnancy, I do believe that I made the right decision.