I had no other choice, it was my last attempt to protect my son

by Cristina G.

August 5, 2021

Content Warning: abuse

I’m a 24 year old woman. Grew up in a religious home where I was taught abortion was wrong. I wanted to keep my baby, but my baby’s father would not leave us alone and was a dangerous man. He wouldn’t stop until he got what he wanted, and that was for me not to have the baby. I was scared for my sons life if I gave birth and couldn’t get his father’s rights taken away. I know that would have been nearly impossible to do nowadays.

This was my last chance to be my son’s mother and do whatever I could to protect him. Even if that meant this. I wish there was another way, but I was faced with my son having a possibility of being hurt by his own father or keeping him safe by not bringing him into this family. I did what any mother would do, protected my son.

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