16 and Pregnant

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The test was positive. I couldn’t believe it. Even while I was staring down at that pink plus sign, I was still holding on to hope that somehow the test was wrong and I really wasn’t pregnant. I was only 16 and had my whole life ahead of me. A baby wouldn’t work with the plans I had made to finish high school and go off to college the next year.

I wanted to have an abortion. I kept thinking I could just make it all go away.


Nobody had to know, right?


I wouldn’t even have to tell my parents.


I can get the abortion pill and then move on with my life. Except I knew deep down that wasn’t true...