sad red headHi, my name is Tara,

I am 17 and about 6-7 weeks pregnant. I’m with the most wonderful man ever — I love him.

I’m about to graduate high school a year early in November! Well, we just told my parents on the fourth of July that I was pregnant. Needless to say, they were EXTREMELY UPSET!!! My mom kicked me out and my dad had nothing to say at first.

So I packed my stuff and left.


I was walking down the street and my dad came to pick me up. We drove around for an hour — talking. He thinks I should get an abortion. He took me back home and well [josquote] my whole family thinks I should get an abortion. [/josquote]

My mom is telling me that I will be nothing and I will live in gutter and I won’t be able to do anything with my life if I have this baby. She says she doesn’t want anything to do with me or my baby.

My mom, dad, 2 brothers, and twin sister say I should get an abortion!

I have been crying for the past 4 days deciding on what to do. At first me and my man wanted the baby — then after everyone told us to get an abortion we thought  about it. [josquote]But I looked up abortion and I just cant do it! It’s a horrible thing! [/josquote]

What I have failed to mention is that I have my best friend who is currently 20 weeks prego. She and her mom (who is like my second mom) have been supporting me through all this. They want me to go live with them. They say they will help me through all this and get me on my feet.

I feel so blessed that I have them in my life. I’m just really scared and I hope that I can do this. It’s really hard to do this without your parents or anyone in your immediate family supporting you. It hurts — but I have people who are more my family then my blood family at this point and my baby’s daddy — who I’m am going to marry.

I just hope I can do this. I know I will be more happier than I have ever been when I see my pretty baby’s face… but I’m just really scared about the future!!!!