Teen has abortion against father’s will

7 week ultrasound. 3/4 of abortions happen at 8 weeks or later, this is under that
7 week ultrasound. 2/3 of abortions happen at 8 weeks or later, this is under that

From a woman named Tracy, who had an abortion against her boyfriend’s wishes.

“He wanted me to keep it… He would beg me to keep it. “Don’t kill it; don’t kill it. That’s my baby,” you know?? This back and forth, back and forth…

Then I got pressure from my family. My aunt said, “Keep it. I’ll take care of it. I’ll keep it and you can go to school.” I’m not going to give you my child, you know? At the time I was staying with my aunt, and she’s a lesbian. So she won’t be having any more kids.… And she has a fairly large house. Financially she’s pretty much stable. And she wants a child, but I guess she would rather have mine. So her and her girlfriend, they want my child. That’s pressure from another end, right? “We could take this room here and we’re going to fix up the nursery.” So it’s like a tug-of-war…

I was 17 at the time and he [the father of her baby] was about 19 or 20. And he was like, “Keep it; I’ll do anything for the child.”…

In the back of my mind, my first reaction was, I am not going to keep this baby… I have all these dreams; my life is going to change. I can’t do the things I want to do. I don’t think I could lead a normal life of being a teenager. I would just miss a whole bunch of things.…

Then, after the abortion, I just didn’t want to see [the father of the baby] anymore. Isn’t that something?”

Sumi Hoshiko Our Choices: Women’s Personal Decisions about Abortion (New York: Harrington Park Press, 1993) 168 – 170

 

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Sarah Terzo is a pro-life writer and blogger. She is on the board of The Consistent Life Network and PLAGAL +

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