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Tue., Feb. 1, 2011, 8:50 a.m.

Surprise Pregnancy Led To Parenthood

He was in the kitchen when she said she was pregnant, and wanted to keep the baby. Jessyka Williams, a senior in children and family relations, was 25 years old when she found out she was pregnant. Williams had isited the Student Health Clinic once because she was late. The first test was negative, but the second test, taken a week later, explained why she had been feeling sick. "I was terrified," Williams said. "I just started bawling." The walk home brought clarity to her situation. "I wanted to be a parent," Williams said. "I was walking home, and kind of talking myself into that, I was just in denial." Williams' boyfriend, Taylor Williams, knew she was pregnant from the look on her face. "He told me he loved me and he would support me in any decision I wanted to make," Williams said. "I'm really lucky, not all women in my situation have that support"/Sarah Yama, Idaho Argonaut. More here. (AP file illustration)

Question: How has an unintentional pregnancy changed the life of someone close to you?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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