by MJ

August 2, 2021

I was 15 when I had my abortion. My boyfriend was 18 and addicted to drugs. My dad found out and told me I didn’t have a choice, I could have the abortion or be kicked out. Truthfully, I would have made the choice myself because the thought of being tied to an abusive drug addict for life was terrifying. My doctor felt like the only kind and supportive adult in my life at the time. She thoroughly explained everything and told me that the majority of people who have abortions don’t regret them. I needed to hear that at the time. I felt so alone and ashamed. As an adult in my 30s, I look back on that and realize how wrong my parents and partner were. How poorly they handled the entire situation. Having an abortion was the right choice for me and I have no regrets. I have lived a beautiful life and feel grateful every day that the option to have an abortion was available to me.

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