“Hello everyone I am here to talk to you about abortions. I’ll just start by telling you my story. After I first had sex I thought to my self over and over, was it right, was it a good choice, was it a good choice to have sex with my boyfriend, did I really love him, are condoms really reliable? that’s only a few of the millions of questions going through my head. My boyfriend at the time told me I couldn’t get pregnant my first time, but evidently he was wrong. He denied being the father and accused me of cheating on him, of course I wouldn’t cheat on him, I loved him. I didn’t even want to think of facing my parents. What if they kicked me out, or disowned me? So instead I went to the person I trusted most in the world, my best friend, we went to the clinic together, and talked to a counselor, we got a bunch of pamphlets and information on abortion. I did need a parent permission, but I went to the court and got permission, I made up a bullshit lie that my parents would either kick me out or kick the crap out of me.
I went to the clinic with my best friend and as I waited in the waiting room I thought of whether or not what I was doing was right, and if it was my only option, I concluded and told my self that it was my only option, or so I thought it was. I had chose to use the suction procedure. They used a suction tube 27 times stronger than the vacuum you have at home. My baby was ripped limb from limb and deposited into a waste bottle on the tube. It was the most painful and emotional thing I have ever had to go through. I had nightmares for what seemed like months, I cried every night and sometimes randomly in a class a school. I didn’t feel relieved or happier or better that I had given up my baby like the abortion clinic workers said I would. I felt empty, and my self esteem went way down. I became depressed, and angry that my best friend let me do such a dreadful thing, I totally regretted my abortion. But it was my mistake, mine and my boyfriends. If only I was more responsible and more educated on the effects of sexual intercourse and of abortions. Now I am at a higher risk than most women to get breast cancer and to be sterile, all because I let my heart make the decision, and not my head.
When I think about it now, my parents would not have been as angry as I thought, they may have been disappointed, and sad for me, but they would not have kicked me out or disowned me. If only I really thought of what might have happened to me now, yea I might have had to get a job, and yea it would have been a big responsibility, but its better than the guilt I have every single day of my life. You all have no idea the pain I go through everyday, and I hope you all never do. There is one abortion every 21 seconds in America . This is more than necessary. So please next time you are planning on having sex, protect your self, and think of the consequences you may later have. If you are going to have sex, no matter what, make sure its with someone you really love, and trust, and you know they love and trust you. Use your head, not your heart” As I look around the room I see that many people are crying, along with me. This has been another hopefully successful day. Who knows, maybe there is a girl who’s mind I just changed, who was planning to have an abortion or maybe a couple who just decided to wait a few more months to have sex. “Any questions anyone?”
Abortion is the removal of the uterus before it reaches a stage of viability, usually around the twentieth week. There are 8 different forms of abortion, the suction procedure, dilation and curettage or D&C, dilation and