I’m 14. I got caught up in a moment and it was once. I started to get worried when my period did not come. So, during my lunch hour at school one day, I walked to the nearest store and bought a test. It came back positive and I lost it. I was so scared. When I told my grandmother, she told me I had to get an abortion or move out. I was scared and I didn’t want to leave so I agreed.

On the day of abortion, I was terrified. I couldn’t back out of the decision but it still crossed my mind many times that day. In the end, I felt relief because I didn’t have to worry about the father that walked out. I didn’t have to worry about what I’d do for money. It still hurts a little but in the long run, I don’t think I’ll regret it now. Even if at the time it felt like I was doing something horrible.

I realize now it wasn’t a terrible thing I did. It helped me, it helped my family, and everything will be OK.