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My Father Gave My Mother Money for an Abortion and Left

My birth certificate was labeled “Father Unkown”

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I never knew my dad growing up, but had been told that he had given my mom $60 for an abortion and left. My mother later marked my birth certificate “Father Unknown.” My aunt had known my dad from the old days when they would all hang out. They had mutual friends and apparently, during his…

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Melissa Steussy

Melissa Steussy

Author of Let Your Privates Breathe-Breaking the Cycle of Addiction and Family dysfunction. Join Medium here: https://misssteussy.medium.com/membership