I feel empowered

by Summer

August 19, 2021

I have a 2 year old son and he is the greatest gift life has ever given me. However, I faced a lot of challenges once I had him. Postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety took over my entire being. It took me a while to find my way back but with the help of medication and therapy – I am an incredible mom. I found out I was pregnant a few weeks ago and I was overwhelmed with emotions. On one hand I was thrilled at the idea of having another baby. On the other hand I was devastated I was going to once again embark on the familiar road of motherhood that terrified me. I had to be selfless and think about what a new baby would mean for my life and everyone else in it. Ultimately I decided my 2 year old son comes first. My son needs and deserves my undivided attention. I have worked so hard on my mental health for us to be in the place we are at now. I realized that abortion is an option. I knew it was the best option for my family. I feel empowered that I was able to have this abortion. I feel powerful and in control of my future. Despite the heartbreak I experienced – having an abortion was a blessing in disguise. Just because I’m having an abortion at this moment in time doesn’t mean I won’t be able to have a baby in the future – when I am ready! Abortion is an option. I am empowered by my decisions. I am thankful for everyone who has shared their stories about abortion. I am powerful. I am strong. My decision is valid.


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