I’m Scared…

By June 24, 2022No Comments

Roe v. Wade was just overturned and as a female in America and living in a state with a 6 week ban already, and I’m scared. In November I had a pregnancy scare and I knew right away that if I was, I may have had to consider terminating the pregnancy. What if I were in that position now? I am 16, I have a mental illness, and I would be disowned. In my opinion, America is moving backwards.




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