An abortion allowed me to live my best childfree life

by Anonymous

November 21, 2022

I don’t like kids nor do I ever want one. I found myself pregnant by my boyfriend about 10 years ago and I didn’t even know what to do, I assumed you went to your doctor to get an abortion. Nope. She was confused why I was there and recommended a local abortion clinic. Unfortunately, by the time all this elapsed, it was too late for me to take the abortion medicine so I had to have a D&C. When I went in for my appt, they started to gently talk to me about how I  must be feeling, how this is a hard choice, etc. I stopped her and responded, “no, this is the easiest choice I’ve ever made, I don’t want to be pregnant”. She was very relieved to have a patient who knew exactly what she wanted with no emotions or counseling needed. The procedure was quick and painless. Afterwards I wrote the clinic a “thank you” card, I regard everyone who does abortion work as heroes of the highest level; they are doing the work that allows us to live our best, happiest, fullest lives & I am profoundly grateful for them.

I now have a friend who has an 8 year old and with utmost horror, I think how that could be my life. I now have my tubes “tied” and am living my best childfree life, at age 36. I love being a member of the childfree community.

I have since found out that 3 of my closest girlfriends have also had an abortion. We’ve all kept this shrouded in secrecy and shame, which is really unfortunate, I am not ashamed of mine, I am proud I had the courage to make this decision for myself (and am thankful I live in a state where it is legal and easily accessible). I made a choice that I believe both my grandma and mother desperately wanted access to when they found out they were pregnant, back in their early 20’s. Instead they were forced to carry the baby to term, marry men they did not love, be a mom, and live lives that were unfulfilling and full of sadness.

I am 100% for abortion on demand & pro abortion until til my last dying breath. Thank you for the work you do!!

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