It is monday morning. She is 17 (not 16 stupid typo) and just told me last week that she was pregnant. My heart sank but I stayed calm and talked to her. We talked about all her options and I had her make a pros and cons list about all of them. I let her think about it for a few days. She decided that she felt that abortion was the best option. She is 17 and going into her senior year. She does not feel she is ready to be a mother. She is not one of those "really mature" for her age type kids. She does well in school but she is not close to being an adult (maturity wise) just last week she had a freak out because she wanted to go to a party and I said no. She does not want to get a job because it will "disrupt" her social life. She does the most minimal chores around the house. She recognizes these things and told me that she is just not ready. I support her decision. We went to a crisis pregnancy center so she could talk to some other people and even went to a group counseling session for others in her position. She still thinks abortion is the best option. I am not sure if it is what I personally would do in her position but I do support her and will be there holding her hand. We are also going to talk about better birth control (she said she used condoms) again and get her on something.
Well this is my confession
Update: the procedure went well. They gave her some heavy meds and it was over in less than a minute. She waited in the recovery room for an hour and then I brought her home. She feels relieved and is glad this is what she did.