Abortions and Abusive Relationships

by Maddi

October 5, 2020

Abortion was not a choice I ever thought I’d make. Until faced with the situation in front of me. I was in an abusive relationship. When I found out I was pregnant, it solidified for me that I did not want to be with that person. Because, in that moment, I was terrified of the thought of being attached to that person for a MINIMUM of 18 years. He would’ve never let me choose adoption either. It would have been a battle that I would lose. I didn’t want to subject a child to my partner’s abuse. I didn’t want to feel more trapped than I already felt. Plus, if I could hardly afford the $700 to get an abortion, there was no way in hell I could afford a child.

My abortion was the first step in leaving that abusive relationship. I told my partner that I was pregnant and having an abortion. He didn’t bat an eye, didn’t really seem to care. He showed me hardly any support. I told very few people, but those I did tell showed me amazing support. It was the right decision for me and I have never regretted it. I often thank my past self for getting an abortion and having the strength to get out of that abusive relationship.

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