Dear Miss Q: I had an abortion when I was 16





Dear Miss Q: A couple years ago I had an abortion when I was 16. My mom and I were going through some very hard times and I never told her about it. Since then we've become very close just like best friends and I share a lot of things with her now. I told her about a lot of the other things that have happened with me over the years, except that part. I still cry about it that I even had one every time I see a baby. I feel so guilty. Do you think I should tell my mom about the abortion?


Confused in Baton Rouge, LA



Dear Confused in Baton Rouge, LA,

Sweetheart, if you were my daughter, you would be enveloped with my love and you would not have to carry it alone. It might be difficult to hear, but we would cry together in love and heal.


Thank you for contacting me.