while my peers were thinking about prom, I was secretly navigating a healthcare system

by Andrea

January 14, 2017

I had an abortion when I was a senior in high school. While my peers were thinking about prom and graduation, I was secretly navigating a healthcare system, hoping my parents wouldn’t find out. Because of the stigma I still feel, they still don’t know 15 years later. My abortion helped shape the woman I grew into and my desire to work in women’s health. I do not regret my abortion and hope more women will come forward and share their stories.