I never thought I'd find myself pregnant at 16. When I found out, I kind of already knew, so I wasn't as shocked when 3 pregnancy tests showed that I am. All I could think was that I had to get an abortion because of the medication I'm on, I didn't really want to, but the father kept telling me it wouldn't be fair to keep it since it would have severe physical and mental defects. Little did I know that it was only because he didn't want it.
I told my 13 year old sister, and she was able to keep it a secret until she got angry with our mother.
"Did you forget that I went through the exact same thing at your age?" She said to me as we sat at the table. "I was afraid and alone and didn't know what I was going to do... What are you going to do?"
"I don't know," I replied with tears in my eyes. "I have to get an abortion..."
"My meds. They'll hurt the baby..." My voice cracked and tears flowed down my cheeks.
"Who said? Do you know that for certain?"
To be continued...