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I adore motherhood and always have but I have also had an abortion

by Anonymous

March 13, 2019

I am a 32 year old mother of an elementary aged child. I adore motherhood. I have a stable well paying job, live in a good neighborhood, drive a nice car, and have a steady relationship. I got pregnant unexpectedly while on birth control. I considered adoption, even had a family willing to parent. It’s a small town and people don’t forget. I could just hear the whispers “she gave her baby up for adoption”, that would undoubtedly continue for the rest of my life. I couldn’t fathom the thought of having a child out there thinking they were undesirable or unwanted by their birth parents. I was also not prepared to parent a newborn again. My support system is weak and practically non existent outside of my significant other. I chose abortion. I have curiosity more than regret but i know it was the best decision. My experience with the medical facility was incredible. I was comfortable and well cared for. Don’t second guess what you know to be true deep inside. Free yourself from the chains of stigma. Shout your abortion

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