I considered having an abortion when I was a teen and pregnant. I didn’t go through with it, but now 17 years later I still feel guilty and ashamed about ever considering it and going in for a consult at planned parenthood. I was lucky to have parents that supported me and helped me raise my child so I could continue growing up and living a “normal” teen life. I couldn’t imagine the pain I would feel today if I had done it or how my life would’ve turned out if I didn’t have my child. I’ll never know. But I do know there are options out there and abortion doesn’t have to be the first or only choice. Being a mother will make you stronger than you think. I was practically a child and learned to become a mother. Anyone can do it. Don’t let fear or people talk you into an abortion if it’s not something you truly want.