I'm 18, and in the fall I will have a baby boy as a result of my deliberate failure to adhere to a pledge of chastity I signed at my school.
Until this year, I was an ordinary high school student at Heritage Academy, a Christian school in Hagerstown, Md. I was president of the student council and vice president of the Key Club. I played soccer, had a 4.0 GPA, and ate ice cream and watched movies with my best friends on the weekends. My Christian faith is extremely important to me, so I involved myself at my church working in the nursery, helping with Vacation Bible School and helping my mom with meals for church bus drivers on Sunday mornings.
But in January, all that changed. What I thought was the flu was actually the very beginning of my pregnancy. This wasn't the way it was supposed to be. I was going to graduate in a few months, and in the fall I was going to Bob Jones University in South Carolina.
I am a born-again Christian, one who made a mistake with a very visible consequence. Even though I grew up knowing abortion was wrong, I also knew that it could make things easier for me —no one would know what I had done, and I could get on with my life. I had seen women who admitted to having abortions being forgiven, while women who kept their babies seemed harder to forgive. But the more I thought about abortion, the more I knew I couldn't go through with it. In my view, abortion is taking a life. And I couldn't do that.
Source : http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-pregnant-teen-christian-school-20170601-story.html