Julia’s Story

My boyfriend and I are both very young (sixteen and seventeen) and when we found out I was pregnant it was very hard on both of us. We walked around stressed out and often dazed for a couple weeks. I talked to my mom and she said something I’d never expected her to say, she told me if I wanted to, I could have and abortion. Though I was very happy, it also added more stress. You see, my mom doesn’t have very much money and my boyfriend and I haven’t had work for several months. Eventually, my boyfriend talked to his parents and, to our surprise, they agreed to pay for my abortion.

I made the appointment and in just three days after, I was at the clinic. They determined that I was about eleven weeks pregnant. They gave me some sort of anesthetic in my arm which they said would only make me loopy. Well, turns out that it knocked me out. I only remember waking up for a moment and moaning and the nurse telling me that it was almost over. The next thing I remember I was in the recovery room with my boyfriend, acting silly because the medicine was still in me.

It is something that I will never regret, and I know I did the right thing. I have no means to care for a child and am not mature enough at all, I’m realistic enough to know this. I suffered from constant nausea and frequent vomiting all throughout my pregnancy and now I have relief. I’m happy that I did this, and happy to share my story.