I was married at 19 in 1981 when the movement to have abortions was strong. i had a friend who had many abortions so i always thought that the first time i get pregnant i will have an abortion. a type of birth control. so when i did get pregnant i opted to get an abortion. against my husband wishes. i believe it was his demise. i know the girl he dated before me also had an abortion. he became an alcoholic and drug addict and died in his late 40's. i continue also to struggle with depression, drugs and alcohol. many years later i got counseling and came to an understanding of my loss. i am doing well now and named my child that i terminated Dylan. i let my children know that they have another sibling. there is not a day that goes by that i do not regret the decision i made that day. i was unaware/uninformed of the actual cost of life and dangerous procedure i had performed. i find it sad that in today society we continue to end lives of babies and consciously or unconsiously lives of many mothers and fathers involved.
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