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Autonomy

by Anonymous

May 10, 2021

I became pregnant with my partner of many years. I had been on the pill and hadn’t realized how many periods I had missed. It was never even a discussion. I knew that I wasn’t ready— nor was my partner. I knew I wanted an abortion right away and I was so grateful for the access I had, as far along as I was. But shortly after my abortion, my partner broke up with me. I felt so abandoned and felt so many losses at once. It’s taken time, but eventually I found power and comfort in realizing that this was my experience, my choice— and nobody else’s. I’m proud of the safe and healing space that I have created around myself all on my own.

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