Grateful for my abortion and my kids

by Mads

August 3, 2019

I had an abortion when I was 17. I wasn’t ready to have a child and I was with an unsupportive and very casual partner (he was a loser). The procedure was easy. Recovery felt like a period after.


I went to university and finished a degree. I got some counselling for some trauma-related issues I had that were completely unrelated to my abortion. I met my now husband. I established my own worldview and learned how to take care of myself emotionally, physically, and intellectually.


I had my first child at 25 and my second 4 weeks ago. I love them more than anything. I’m glad I waited to have kids with someone who loves me, helps me, and wants to build a life with me. Motherhood is beautiful but very hard even when you’re well equipped and ready.

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