My name is Jessica. I am 19 years old and this is my story.
I very recently was pushed into getting an abortion by a partner I thought loved me and people I thought that would support me but it turns out my own family were the only people that wanted to help and support me no matter what.
After becoming doubtful about an abortion, I told my partner I did not wish to do it but he assured me it was the best option and took me to the clinic anyway.
It was the most scary and traumatic thing I’ve ever faced. I put on a brave face though inside I started really going numb and the looks on the other women’s faces said exactly the same thing. I already feel numb inside and now keep crying because I keep seeing babies or pregnant women and the emptiness won’t fade away that yesterday my baby was safe with me and today I’m faced with the biggest regret in my life.
To anyone who may be thinking of an abortion for whatever reason please know that, no matter how tough your situation may be, you’ll always have support and someone that will need you and love you with all their tiny heart.
I now know I should have stood up for me and my baby and not been controlled by people of bias that were against me all along. I can say that I know what it feels like when your world seems crushed by opinions and intoxicating views. It can be impossible.
Kindest thoughts for mothers-to-be and mother who would have been.