Fuck CPCs

by Genevieve

July 15, 2022

When I was in my early 20s I got pregnant with a long term boyfriend, but knew I wasn’t ready to have a baby. I contacted a crisis pregnancy centre after seeing an ad on a bus, to try to find out what my options were – not realizing that they were anti-abortion.

They told me if I got an abortion I would be at high risk for breast cancer and I would likely never be able to have a baby when I wanted to because I’d be scarred internally. Luckily I realized that their advice was not fully factual and I went to a real medical clinic for a 2nd opinion, where they presented me with all options and I went ahead with the procedure.

I felt immediate relief after my abortion and knew I made the right decision. I never regretted it. But because of what the CPC told me, I secretly feared that I would never be able to get pregnant and have kids when I was ready and wanted to.

10 years after my abortion I gave birth to my first child, and two years after that I gave birth to my second without any issues conceiving either. It wasn’t until I had my children that I realized the weight I had carried all those years because of the lies that the crisis pregnancy centre told me. I will never forgive them for that.

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