“One month past my 19th birthday, I found out …

“One month past my 19th birthday, I found out I was pregnant. I was not ready to have a baby. I was not ready emotionally or financially…My boyfriend immediately said I needed to get an abortion.
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I walked into the [abortion] clinic feeling desperate and terrified. When I sat down with the worker, I was not given the options I was expecting. I was given plenty of information on abortion, but I wanted to know more. I was told to check the internet for resources on adoption and parenting.
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They didn’t help with those options.
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I was on my own if I wanted to choose life. I was given choices, yes, but they consisted of a pill, or a knife. I walked out feeling more afraid and alone than I did walking in.
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I heard that small voice pushing me to research more. The appointment left me with unanswered questions. I looked into what abortion would really mean for my baby and I looked deeper into Planned Parenthood.
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A couple hours later I was laying on the couch sobbing. I was so sad for almost ending my baby’s life, and I was terrified about what this would mean for my future.
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That’s when I promised my baby I would protect her. My daughter is now four. While I can’t say life has been a breeze, I can say she saved me. I wouldn’t be the woman I am today without her.”
Via @liveactionorg 👶❤️
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