I was raped at the age of 11. Not only was my childhood taken from me, I feel as if my whole life has been taken from me. I am 20 as of now, and yes, I conceived from that nightmare, at a very very young age.

My sister had tried to warn our mother of this man (who was living with us at the time), but she didn’t believe us soon enough. I was almost four months along when it was decided that I was going to have an abortion. That is not the way I wanted it.I wanted to continue with the pregnancy, but chose not to. I regret not having the baby…but if I could go back and do it over again, I would have reached out for help from a teacher or someone…maybe things would have ended up differently. Maybe I could have gotten out of the drug house that I was stuck at, but that’s the thing…there’s no way to know what might have been. I know I could never abort again, but I still want to end the stigma of women being a bad person cuz they chose abortion…because that’s not true at all. Shame on anyone for judging someone that is in a situation that they are not in/never will be in themselves.