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Yvette, 19

I found out I was pregnant during my senior year of high school. I had an abortion even though my boyfriend at the time did not want me to. I was young and nowhere near ready to take care of a child when I could barely take care of myself. I grew up seeing my parents going through hardships with money and I definitely didn't want that for myself and my child. I was in an emotionally abusive relationship. I also wanted something better for myself. I am going to college and when I do bring a child into this world, I want to give it the best I can. I don't want to struggle financially like others do. I want to be ready and happy about it. Now that time has gone by I am glad about the decision I made. My boyfriend and I finally broke away from that obsessive controlling emotionally abusive relationship and have no contact with each other, I am doing well in school and have set goals for myself, and I'm happy that I'm taking care of myself instead of struggling with a baby, the boyfriend I had, and money. I am pro-choice because we, as women, have a right to decide for ourselves and we should practice it as we desire.

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