Abortion and the aftermath

by Anonymous

October 20, 2020

When I was 15 I found out I was pregnant. I felt like my whole world was crashing around me. I made the decision to have an abortion at a clinic when I was 5 weeks, I was lucky enough to have my mother’s support and she came with me. My boyfriend at the time was very unhappy with it and decided to tell the people at my school. After my surgery he was cold to me, he became abusive and I was facing constant shame from my peers at school – I was called terrible names and made to feel like a monster.

I do not regret my decision at all, I don’t now and I didn’t then. The hardest part about the decision was dealing with the thoughts and opinions of those around me. If anything the experience taught who I can truly depend on and trust.

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