by Kelly

April 18, 2019

I had the first one when I was 15. Like they say, I would have been a baby having a baby. I knew right away, I could not go through with it and I am so grateful that abortion was available to me. Deep down, I wanted to keep it. Even at a young age, I wanted babies, but I just knew I wasn’t ready and, damn, was I right. At 19, I had the second one. I was with my now husband. He was barely making $11 and hour and I was in community college and had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. The doctor said they saw something weird in the ultrasound. I could continue the pregnancy if I wanted, but they couldn’t say what it was exactly and recommended I terminate it. I did without question. I did not want to risk myself for something that might not happen anyway. We weren’t ready anyway. That one was a bit harder to go through, but I’m so glad I did it. I now have 2 baby girls that I had naturally, unmedicated, and had no complications whatsoever. I plan to be always be open with them about my story and have no regrets at all.

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