Choosing abortion was a line in the sand in my self-worth

by Anonymous

February 8, 2022

I felt anxious and nauseous and my period was over a week late.

I took a test and it was positive. I had always been so careful and never been pregnant.

When I told my boyfriend at the time it was obvious he wasn’t interested in a family together. In reality, I wasn’t either. I wasn’t even wanting to continue the relationship. We ended things.

I didn’t want to be a single mother. I didn’t want to be pregnant. I didn’t want to put anyone else’s life ahead of my own.

I wanted to break the pattern of putting my needs last.

I had an abortion at 8 weeks.

I felt gratitude, relief and self-worth in my choice. I still do. Abortion does not always equal negative emotions.

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