When I was just 15, I ran away with my boyfriend, we went right up the coast from SA to QLD. I started working in a small Gold Coast café. No proper place to live but we didn’t care, we were happy camping. 2 months into our relationship I suspected I may be pregnant so I got a blood test done. I visited the doctor to get the results. The first thing he did was hand me a pamphlet to an abortion clinic in Tweed Heads. I guess this was his way of telling me I was pregnant!
By now you’ve probably heard Eminem’s new song featuring Ed Sheeran, ‘River’ – a heartbreaking confession of a string of regrets. Among them is his remorse for forcing a woman to have an abortion. He talks about his ‘baby’ and ‘that I really woulda’ loved your smile’. He also describes that ending the life of
“Hi. I am a 21 year old young woman who was wondering if you could possibly help me… I am possibly pregnant and kind of terrified, because my parents will be enraged.” There are some moments in your life that stick with you forever, and I think this will be my moment. Emily* was the
An interesting article in the SMH yesterday talked about a young mother’s education program in Newcastle. This program helps young women who have dropped out of school because they fell pregnant to get back to school and actually complete their education. Some of these women will be completing their HSC this week, some even at