I am a mother of 3 and 21 years old. I had a failed marriage and things have been hard since then. I am currently in a relationship and we have an 8-month-old together. I found out I was pregnant 3 weeks ago and I was shocked.

I was on the birth control pill. I knew I wasn’t ready for another child. I was angry because I was taking care of myself and the pills failed me. I decided to have an abortion. I wanted to go to school and get a better job. I wanted to better myself so I could provide for my children on my own. I have always believed that men can leave you at any time. It was a painful decision. But I know it would have been more painful for that child. I am struggling as it is and I see my children struggling too. I didn’t want that for this child. My partner supported me and he agreed we weren’t ready emotionally or financially for another child.