I came from a very abusive family. My dad and his girlfriend were alcoholics and would physically and emotionally abuse me.
I ended up getting pregnant with a guy. He was not someone I wanted to end up with, but I was really happy that I was pregnant and wanted to have the baby. I picked a name right away. My dad and his girlfriend pressured me to have the abortion, set up the appointment, and took me there. They knew how I felt but didn’t care. They told me that I was going to have the abortion. I didn’t know how to stand up to them or get away from them. I didn’t know where to go and how to support myself and a child. I had very low self-esteem after having been emotionally abused for many years. I let them do this to me.
When I went to the abortion clinic, I told the doctor that I did not want to do this, so he knew I was being forced but still continued with the procedure. I remember after the abortion, thinking that all I wanted was my baby back.