by Chels

October 9, 2020

I was 25. No savings, attending grad school and only making 40K a year. I had just gotten out of a toxic relationship and starting sleeping around immediately as a coping mechanism. One drunken night, I hooked up with a friend that I met through a social sports league. We were both too drunk to use a condom or even remember if we had had. I took plan B two days later but it didn’t work. About a month later when my period didn’t come, I knew something was up. I took two pregnancy tests and both were positive. I told the guy immediately and we both decided that having an abortion was the best option for us. I read up on abortions and other people’s experiences with abortion. I was afraid I would regret this decision or feel some sort of loss from having an abortion. But I didn’t. I never once regretted my abortion or wished that I didn’t do it. Instead, I’m so glad I made that choice for my life. I was in no way ready to offer a healthy living environment for a child. It’s been 3 years since that abortion and the funny thing is that for the last 6 months, I have actually been dating the guy that assisted in getting me pregnant. We still both feel very strongly about the decision we made all those years ago and we don’t ever regret that decision.

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