I hope no woman ever feels ashamed for doing what is best for them.

by Anonymous

May 8, 2018

So this is a current situation for me. I’m 20, my boyfriend just got a new out of state job and I’m still in school. We’ve talked about it before and bother agreed if this ever happened we would make the decision to have an abortion and move on with our lives. It’s not a sad we are breaking up or he’s a bad boyfriend or anything like that. We both come from great families who would support us if we needed it, we both love each other and agree this is only going to bring us closer, and we both believe we will stay with one another forever. That’s why I’m doing this. I called the clinic today and I scheduled my appointment for tomorrow. My boyfriend made an off hand joke that my boobs looked bigger and I laughed it off and we moved on, a few days later I noticed they were sensitive, got a test and saw those two blue lines. I’ve never loved him like I do right now because when I walked in his room and collapsed into tears on the ground he got me up and calmed me down kissed me, told me I wasn’t losing him, he wasn’t mad at me and he wanted to know what I wanted to do. I told him this wasn’t a “person” in my eyes yet. We have dreams and goals and lives and memories and we made a mistake and weren’t careful enough, but we are lucky enough to have a near by solution to fix a mistake. As I get ready for my appointment I’m calm and anxious at the same time. I want to move on from this and continue my life, finish school. I want to see my boyfriend reach his dreams he’s been chasing for so long. Maybe kids someday but right now we are enjoying being just us for a while longer. I hope no woman ever feels ashamed for doing what is best for them. I’m from the south and this is so looked down on but why? Because I have an option to fix a mistake I am doing it. And I couldn’t be more relieved.

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