I did it!

by Sam

January 18, 2022

I live in Texas. As many people know, Texas has a 6-week abortion rule. When I found out I was pregnant, I was extremely worried that I was more than 6 weeks into my pregnancy and would have to find alternative options out-of-state or carry the baby to term. Luckily, I was able to be seen the very next day, first thing in the morning. I had gone back for my second appointment a few days later to find out I was 5 weeks and 6 days pregnant. (Notice how I keep calling the fetus a baby)  I barely met the deadline. The relief I felt didn’t last very long when I saw and thought of many other women experiencing my exact same situation but at a later point in their pregnancy.

Today is January 15, 2022 and 12 hours later since I finished all my abortion medication. While it was hands down the absolute worst and painful experience of my life, I know it was the right decision. I am 22 years old and about to graduate. A child is not ideal in my active lifestyle and I don’t feel any shame for it. I’m also very grateful that my partner was extremely supportive, caring, and kind.  I hope anyone who has an abortion doesn’t feel shame or guilt. We are human! We know what is best for us. Be kind to others and most importantly, love yourself.

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