“I thought there would be no way to survive being sixteen and pregnant. They did abortions at the clinic. The woman was giving me all these pamphlets saying that I could go to New York, and she told me about all of these places that would do abortions after five months…I didn’t know what I wanted, I hadn’t even thought about anything…they made it sound so easy. The woman said that if they did a vacuum the worst part would be the noise,and it’d be quick and easy.” [a suction abortion was the wrong method for use in the second trimester, she would most likely had a D&E, a much more complicated procedure]
Kristine Lee Brown in the article “The Real Choices” by Christy Brown from “Voice” magazine Vol 1 issue 4, p 18. Kristine had her child.
In another issue of the same magazine, same column, the following quote was made by a different teen:
“When [my mother] found out I had been pregnant for seven months, she wanted to know why I hadn’t let her know. I told her it was I was afraid she would make me have an abortion, which I did now want to do. We called Planned Parenthood for help, and they asked me how old I was. I told them I was sixteen and they told me I had to have an abortion. They said it was the only thing I could do. I told them I just couldn’t, and asked them to help me with an alternative. They just said abortion was the best thing for me. I said, “I don’t think so.”
The speaker did have her baby, although Planned Parenthood refused to help her. She connected with a private adoption agency.Share on Facebook