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I had been with my boyfriend for eight months when we found out I was pregnant. I was scared, but I was so excited. We had our problems, as everyone does, but we were your typical high school couple; we were both 16 years old and just starting our junior year.

Immediately, he wanted me to have an abortion. He said it was the only way, and he said that if his parents found out I was pregnant they would send him away to military school until he was 18 (I didn't doubt it), and after three weeks of fighting for my baby, I finally gave into his guilt-trips and had an abortion at eight weeks and four days. I've suffered so much since, missing my baby every day. Just three days ago was my due date, and it's been really hard.

My boyfriend and I are still together, it's been almost a year and a half now, but a lot has changed since my abortion and I am not the same girl I used to be, and I don't think I ever will be.