It was three days after my 18th birthday when I decided to graduate high school instead of being a single teen mother (father had moved on to a boyfriend). Although I believe that was my only choice at the time (parents were religious and they would not have been ok with a child out of wedlock) I would never make that choice again. Having an abortion is not easy. My experience was traumatic. I was alone and had no one to care. It can scar you for life. You need to be sure you’re able to cope with it. It’s a personal decision.