I was 25, and I had just gotten out of an abusive relationship three months prior to getting pregnant by my new partner.

I wasn’t ready for a child, I was still healing myself and I knew I couldn’t be the parent I hoped to one day be at the time. So, I got an abortion literally the day after I found out. I wanted to one day give my child the life I never had, and not let history repeat itself with my child going through what I did. At that point, I knew I couldn’t.

I needed to heal myself first, so I could be the best possible parent, and self,  something my parent who birthed me never did before having me.