I have had two abortions before getting a birth control implant in my arm that works for three years.

The first one was fast and easy because I was only a few weeks along. The second was much more traumatic because I was very close to the limit for how far along you can be since I wasn’t aware of the pregnancy for so long. I had to be put under and have surgery. It was incredibly painful but I couldn’t help but feel so grateful to all the amazing doctors and nurses around me whom were all incredibly supportive and kind and non-judgmental.

I once again felt so grateful to see that California had declared it would not make abortions illegal. I couldn’t imagine not being able to have the two abortions I had and I know people have that fear as their reality. It’s one of the main reasons I love living in California!!