Dear Abortion Advice: When I was pregnant with my first child, I considered abortion. I didn’t go through with it, but I feel terrible for considering the option. Has this happened to other people? –Wondering
Yes, when I was 17 and worried that I might be pregnant. I was in high school and I remember 2 things about that experience. First, feeling my parents would die if I told them I was pregnant. I remember thinking they would be so shocked and disappointed in me. I did not want to disappoint them and I remember thinking there is no way I am ever going to tell them I am pregnant. That thought seemed to be immediately followed by thoughts how in the world would I ever gather enough money for an abortion.
It turned out I wasn’t pregnant but I will never forget those thoughts of wondering of what I would do if I was.