It might have happened to you. It’s okay.

by Elise

December 20, 2016

Last winter, at 31 years old and in love with the idea of having children (and, frankly, with time running short to do so), I made the choice to have an abortion. My then-boyfriend and I had been dating for two short months and despite being on birth control, I got pregnant. I was a thousand miles away from friends and family, and made both the hardest and best decision of my life when I was the most alone and afraid. I’m not sorry, I’m not ashamed, and I’m so grateful that I had the choice and the access to have a safe abortion. I can’t wait to be a mother and post pictures of my growing belly and baby, the kinds of photos that absolutely broke my heart a few months ago. But it wasn’t the right time, and it certainly wasn’t with the right person, and no one has the right to make that decision but me. I never thought it would happen to me, but it did. I never thought I would have to make that choice at this time of my life, but I did. It might have happened to you. It’s okay. #ShoutYourAbortion #IStandWithPlannedParenthood