When the news came, she initially thought about keeping the baby.
Maybe I’ll have twins and give them rhyming names! Of course, the idea that I would have a child and raise it by myself at that age, when I couldn’t even find my way home at night, was ridiculous.
My parents recognized that, so they acted like parents for one of the very first times in my life and took me to Planned Parenthood. I felt parented, ironically, while I was getting an abortion. And when it was over, I was relieved in every possible way.
Chelsea goes on to explain that she got pregnant with the same guy again later that year. She ended up having to scrape together $230 and says the whole thing was “irresponsible.”