We should start calling abortions “gratitudes,” because that is all I’m feeling.

by Sandee

January 10, 2017

I had gotten pregnant while using birth control (copper IUD) with my partner of five years. I did not want to have a baby. Having an abortion has been my greatest experience of surrender. I felt supported by the doctors, nurses, friends, and family. I was able to surrender to the present moment and the strength of my body. I took deep breaths during the entire procedure.  After the abortion, I told my partner, “We should start calling abortions “gratitudes,” because that is all I’m feeling.” I felt a deep sense of power expand within my core because I chose what was best for me and I continue to feel it today.