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Date Posted: 10/28/09 12:06am
Please don't think that you won't have the opportunity to live your life. You say you want to go to college? Well, go to college already! I went to college when I was pregnant with my second child, who was born in the middle of the semester, and I aced my courses, and by the time I graduated, I had four children, three of them preschoolers. If I can do it, you can, too!
And you know what else I did? We raised seven children, and I homeschooled them. And I learned far more than they did. By the time they left home, I had learned the law and could defend myself in court, I had learned so much about desert herbology that I am in the process of writing a book about it, and it already has 900 pages. I learned to play two new musical instruments. I learned several new art forms, including creative needlepoint, glaze calculation (for pottery), and also several arts done digitally on the computer, including making fractal images with four different programs, digital landscapes with several programs, and abstracts. I also learned to read 14 languages fluently. I was the general contractor for our home, and I learned how to run a goat ranch. Much of this was a result of having children, believe it or not. And although I didn't have a lot of money to travel during the time we were raising our children, since they left home, I have done a great deal of traveling. And I have the photographs to show for it. I am even selling my photos and art online. And I have done plenty of other things as well.
If you would like to see my art, go here:
And now I have nine grandchildren and counting, and they are precious!
Hey, if I can live a full life like that, you can, too! Don't resort to violence. Think of nonviolent ways to deal with your problems. Please.
If you are going to college, you can get a Pell grant, and other kinds of help, if you are in the United States. There is also the college outreach program, which helps women with housing and other needs while attending college. You may have one at the college you want to attend. To find out more about this program, go here:
If you have an abortion, there is a good chance that you will lose interest in college and anything else that has meaning to you now. You know you have an unborn child. Do you want to live with the fact that you fatally harmed your baby, for the rest of your life?
Adoption is a good choice, but if you can't make that choice, being a mother is fine. We have two adopted children, and our younger daughter has two. But there are resources to help you. These organizations provide counseling, information about your choices, medical help, financial help, furniture, clothing, and supplies for your baby, and many other things. To find one near you, if you are in the United States, go here:
If you live in another country, go here:
Choose your country from the country list. There may be several pages. Click on "details" to get contact information.
Abortion is dangerous and can kill you or leave you seriously disabled. It can harm your future children. It can cause you to develop breast cancer while you are still young. It can prevent you from ever having children. It can fill you so full of despair that you won't even want to live. It is several times more likely a woman will experience a violent death in the year after her abortion, than if she carried to term. It's not worth the risk. You deserve better. Please keep yourself and your baby safe.
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