I’m Still Grieving My Abortion Two Years Later
by Joanna Maestre
I got pregnant six weeks after giving birth to my son Xavier. Circumstances made it impossible for me to have that second child, so I had an abortion. Even though it was almost two years ago, I am grieving that loss now more than I did then.
Pregnant at 13: What I Wish I’d Heard
Names have been changed. Growing up, most of what I knew about sex I learned from TV or heard about from friends. We didn’t know from experience: None of us had had sex. We called ourselves the virgin crew. My Aunt Gina, who I lived with when I was 12, never talked about sex or how to protect myself.
Abortion: It Was the Right Choice for Me
During my time in foster care, I have lived in several homes with teen parents. The most memorable teen mom was only 16 when she had her first child, and was getting ready to turn 18 when she had her second.