“ I’m 17. I got pregnant at 15 and had my son at 16 - he is now 15 months. My mum
tried to make me have an abortion but there is no way I could ever go through that.
People say when you have kids young you ruin your life. It’s not true. I stayed at
school all the way through my pregnancy - I was 9 months pregnant doing my GCSE exams!
My son is the best thing that ever happened to me. I might not be working now but
1’m planning to work, go to college and hopefully uni. I don’t understand why people
have abortions - if you don’t want to get pregnant, use contraception* [see note
below]. Why would you want to kill a new life? It’s not the baby’s fault you got
pregnant, so why kill it?? Just think about what you’re really doing. Abortion could
also prevent you having kids later. Use your heads!!“ Miss M.
* Editor’s note:-
• Contraception cannot be relied upon to prevent pregnancy. Many women who become
pregnant were using contraception at the time.
• Some forms of contraception (the Pill, the Coil, the Morning After Pill (often
referred to as Emergency Contraception)) can cause the death of the newly conceived
baby by preventing implantation in the womb. Please contact us if you need more