I do not regret my abortion at age 24. I found out that my boyfriend had been poking holes in condoms to get me pregnant on purpose. I didn’t want to raise a baby with someone who could be so deceitful and take advantage of me in that way. But even before I found that out, I wanted the abortion. We were not financially prepared and had both recently lost our jobs. I hadn’t reached my educational goals yet.


The decision wasn’t easy, but I’m so glad I made it. For about six months after, I was a little sad when I saw strollers and things like that. That feeling goes away. It’s not regret, but just a bit of sadness. I have strong mothering instincts so I felt that. Now that guy is a meth head and I’m happy he is not my child’s father! I’m married, finishing graduate school, and where I want to be.