I did it for my future children

by Anonymous

April 8, 2019

Almost 1 year ago I got a medical abortion at 23. I was 8 weeks, 5 days. It was quite a shock to see that line slowly show up, and I remember screaming for my boyfriend. He looked just as shocked, but held me as I cried.


The first words out of my mouth were “should I get an abortion?” I remember the wide eyed look he gave me. He told me we didn’t need to make any rash decisions at the moment. I made an appointment as a “just in case”. I live in the south, and planned parenthood gets booked 3-4 weeks in advance. I had to travel to North Carolina for it.

I went back and forth for weeks. But you figure out how to detach yourself once your mind is made up. I needed to do this for my future children. I needed to be financially ready. I never realized how badly I wanted to be a mom until that moment. But it wasn’t my time yet.

1 year later, we are engaged and have almost 10k saved up for our future baby. It really hurts, but sometimes life is full of hard decisions. I still don’t regret it.

Thank you all for letting me get this off my chest. You are not alone.

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