My fiancé was very abusive when I found out I was pregnant.
I remember not having any money or anyone, not even my mom, who I felt I could go to for a ride or support.
We had to make a life altering decision, scrounge up an insane amount of money and grieve our baby in one day.
Often the circumstances are like mine: wrong decision, wrong guy, wrong time. But the abortion was the best choice for me, my future, my mental health, and my family's well-being.
I got pregnant in December 1970. I was an 18 year old college freshman, a virgin, with very little sexual experience.