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The doctor gives me something to calm my nerves but it doesn’t help the screaming inside my head.
At the age of 35 I had grown up a lot and had been dating a wonderful man for about three months while working towards my PhD. The very first time we had sex it happened.
I had never felt so young and so old at the same time.
I returned to Jamaica and discovered that abortions were illegal without the consent of a husband and a doctor who could prove that birth control had failed.
This thing inside me was more like a monster then a blessing.
As I got to the clinic and stepped out of the car, a protester shouted, "Jesus will never forgive you," and that hurt because, yes, it's terrible, and no, I don't believe I'll never be forgiven...
I kept my pregnancy a secret from my parents until I was fourteen weeks pregnant...
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