It was 34 years ago. I was newly 17, pregnant, and scared out of my mind. My parents were not there for me. If I had the baby I was thrown out of the house and they would have nothing to do with me or the baby. I would be completely on my own without their help. I wasn’t wanted there and I had no place to go. They were more worried how family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and also society was going to react when they found out their daughter was pregnant. I wish I would have known I had rights and there was help out there for pregnant teenage girls. Thank you for listening to me ramble on and on. It felt good to talk to someone who knows where I am coming from.