I am 17 years old and I am two months pregnant.
Things were going well between me and my boyfriend until I told him about my pregnancy.
After I broke the news, he told me he has paid lobola for another woman he plans to marry.
He is now forcing me to have an abortion and said he will not support me or the child.
He also said if I love him I will abort the baby so we can stay together.
I am hurt and confused, but I still love him. Please help me.
- Girl child
Dear Girl child
You have put yourself in a very difficult situation. This man does not love you.
What do you want to do with your life? No one has the right to force you to have an abortion. It is your decision to make.
We all make mistakes. What’s important is whether we rise after our fall. Stand your ground and do not be pressurised into making decisions you don’t agree with. Put an end to the secrecy and speak to a loved one so you can get support.
Stay at school so you have a good future. Remember, you do not have to give up your goals.