First Act

by Anonymous

January 5, 2023

My therapist told me that my abortion was my first act of maternal instinct. I found out I was pregnant while trying to get out of an abusive relationship after years of staying. As someone who has always told myself that I would never get an abortion, regardless of the circumstances, it was the worst decision I have ever had to make. I made it knowing that if I carried on with the pregnancy, my child would grow up in an abusive home. I still grieve often, but my life has become infinitely better, safer, and healthier since making my choice. I send power and hope to all the people in abusive or unhealthy relationships. Please know that there is always a way out and that your future can be yours to own.

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