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21, graduating in college in a year, and my abortion was not a big deal.

by Anonymous

April 27, 2019

I am 21 years old, graduating college in a year, and have been in a 3 year relationship with my boyfriend. We both have a bright future ahead in business careers and plenty left to do in our lives. I got pregnant.

 

I was 10 days late when I found out. I didn’t cry, I didn’t freak out, as I knew what I had to do. Ironically, I found out the same day the governor of Ohio (same state I go to college in) signed the five week abortion heart-beat bill. I was 5 weeks and 2 days when I took the test.

It was never a difficult decision for me and my partner to terminate. We couldn’t start a family at this time (let alone, I never want to have children, and he’s on the fence). I’m going to be $35,000+ in debt when I graduate, I could barely afford to get groceries every week, and had to scrape together the money to have the procedure done. I had told two friends, not even my twin sister, what was going on, after making an appointment at a private clinic.

 

I had my abortion yesterday at 6wks 3 days. Yes, it sucked. Anxiety, nerves, every emotion possible I experienced while being in that clinic for both appointments.  I decided the surgical over medical. It hurt like hell for a matter of 10-15 minutes, and then it was over. I felt empowered, I had my body back, and I had the CHOICE on my future. I have never learned so much or become so empowered on a topic such as this. Don’t be ashamed of your decision. NO ONE has the right to tell you what you can or can’t do with your body or your future.

I thanked the doctor, nurses, NP and employees at that clinic, I will be forever grateful they allowed me to have this choice. Most of them had children and families of their own, yet still saw how important it was for women to have this choice and be there for women of all ages and backgrounds during this difficult time.

 

You’re not alone, and you have a choice on your future.

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