One of my students came to me today to tell me that the reason she's had attendance issues lately is because she's pregnant and been suffering from morning sickness. Apparently she's going to a clinic tomorrow to terminate. She says she's confident about her decision but feels hypocritical because she was always one who couldn't understand how someone could do that. She hasn't told her parents nor has she talked to a guidance counselor. She's only confided in me, another teacher, one friend and her boyfriend. By the end of our conversation, she asked me to tell her what she should do. She cried when I told her I couldn't do that. I don't think she's as confident as she says she is. I told her that there was no judgement from me (she was concerned that I would - I think she's judging herself) but that I strongly urged her to talk to her parents and guidance counselor. That she needed to make the decision the best suited her. One that she could walk away from knowing she made the right decision. I feel awful. She's a talented, intelligent girl and it's clear she's struggling. Regardless of which road she chooses, I hope it's the right decision for her and that it's one she doesn't regret.