I was raised in a religious household and given your basic Red State sex education. We were told to abstain sex or burn in hell. No one explained how pregnancy happened or how to avoid it.
I got pregnant when I was 15 years old, and I knew I did not want to be a mother. Fortunately, I lived in Florida during a time when a young woman could make her own choices without interference from parents, pro-lifers or lawmakers. I paid for and got an abortion. It did not hurt, and I healed quickly and completely. I have never once regretted my decision or felt guilty for having an abortion. The choice was mine, and I made the right one. If only every woman had the same rights and freedom I enjoyed.