I had an abortion and I don’t regret it

by Kells

March 15, 2021

I had been in two, very long term relationships before- once with a man for 4 years and another with a different man for 2. I was young, and not safe with either of them for the WHOLE duration of our relationship and was really under the impression and mindset that I could not get pregnant- which scared me but also calmed my mind when having sex.

Very shortly after my last relationship I got with a new person (who I’ve now been with for almost two years!) and it was maybe 6 months in when I was shopping in Walmart and my boobs were sore. Nothing crazily out of the ordinary. I’m constantly tired anyways so I overlooked that. Just for jokes I took a pregnancy test and found out I was pregnant, ALONE, in the bathroom at Walmart. I yelled when it came out positive and a woman in the stall asked if I was okay and I blurted out “I’m pregnant.” She said congrats! But I definitely didn’t feel lucky.

Me and my boyfriend were doing long distance at the time, I was working for a shitty company, I was so behind on bills and in debt, I was NOT ready for a child. We both quickly came to the realization that an abortion needed to happen.

I scheduled my appointment at PP, and they were so supportive, non judgmental, and very educational throughout the whole process. They gave me the shot I needed due to my blood type, gave me the pills in office, and sent me on my way with a little home care package and the other two pills to take later on.

The abortion itself was painful I’m not going to lie. I had bad diarrhea, puked once, and had horrible cramps. But it did go away fairly quickly, and I was perfectly fine the next day.

It’s been a year and a couple months since I had my abortion and I do not regret it one bit. I was not able to care for myself at that time and was not ready to bring a child into this world or put another child in the system. To this day I don’t let anyone make me feel bad for the decision I made, because it is MY story, my life to live, and I don’t need to prove or validate myself to anyone.


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