Erica Shupe was scared when she discovered at the tender age of 16 that she was pregnant, explaining in a recent blog post on Secular Pro-Life that she was petrified to tell her family about the shocking news.
At the time, Shupe was in 11th grade and had so many hopes and dreams before her, but discovering her pregnancy meant that those hopes and aspirations were suddenly challenging question marks.
“As you take that test there are so many things running through your mind. ‘I can’t be pregnant. I’m only 16. I have no money to raise a baby, I have no one to support me, and I can’t handle giving up my youth,'” she wrote. “You wait the next two minutes and nervously pick up the test to see the result, and bam you see two lines — you’re pregnant! Now you’re thinking what can I do?”