Heather J

St. Cloud, FL

I WAS 18 WHEN I HAD MY FIRST ABORTION. I HAD QUIT SCHOOL, WAS WORKING
        A REALLY GOOD JOB AT A VET. LIFE WAS GOING WELL. I FOUND OUT I WAS
        PREGNANT WITH MY THEN-BOYFRIENDS' CHILD AND I KNEW IT WASN'T RIGHT. I
        SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE CAREFUL. I WAS STILL A KID AND HE WAS YOUNGER
        THAN I WAS. I MADE THE DECISION TO ABORT THE PREGNANCY AFTER MY MOTHER
        TOLD ME SHE HAD 3 BEFORE SHE MET MY FATHER. THE PROCEDURE WAS QUICK,
        AND THE PEOPLE WERE ACTUALLY QUITE NICE. WHEN I WOKE UP, THE CRAMPS
        WERE HORRIBLE. I WENT HOME, TOOK A 2 HOUR NAP AND WENT OUT THAT NIGHT
        WITH SOME FRIENDS. ABOUT TWO MONTHS LATER, I FOUND OUT I WAS PREGNANT
        AGAIN, SHOCKER. ABORTION # 2 HAPPENED. SAME EXPERIENCE AS BEFORE, BUT
        LESS CRAMPING. I HAVE HAD A TOTAL OF 5 NOW, AND SOMETIMES I DO WONDER
        "WHAT IF". BUT I DO NOT REGRET MY CHOICES. I MADE THEM, I WASN'T
        FORCED. IT WAS MY RIGHT. I HAVE NO PLANS TO HAVE CHILDREN ANYTIME
        SOON, BUT I DO WANT AT LEAST ONE, WHEN I FIND A MAN WHO WILL SHARE THE
        RESPONSIBILITY, EQUALLY. REMEMBER THAT IT IS YOUR DECISION, AND THOSE
        PEOPLE STANDING OUTSIDE THAT CLINIC ARE FIGHTING FOR ALL THE WRONG
        REASONS. THEY AREN'T GOING TO HELP YOU RAISE THAT CHILD, SO DO WHAT
        YOU NEED TO DO.