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Our attempt at the rhythm method of birth control had failed, and I knew it instantly.
I had to go to the juvenile courthouse to get a waiver that would allow me to get the abortion without my parents' consent.
When they told me I was twelve weeks and two days, I felt cold. I did not even have a clue I was that far.
I have two sons. I'm twenty years young and I've been very happy up until yesterday.
My mom had no idea what to do, all I wanted was a morphine drip to stop the pain.
I'm so ashamed and I can't help but feel like I've done one of the worst things in the world and I'm going to get punished for it.
He looked at me and started crying as well and held me. "I'm so sorry, honey," he told me.
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