I made the right choice

by Charlotte

October 15, 2021

I had an abortion when I was 19 and I felt so much shame and disappointment.

From the moment the pregnancy was confirmed I knew I could not keep it. It was only 6 weeks in when I found out, I had to wait another 6 weeks before I could have the procedure. It was awful for me.

I was in my first year of University and there was no way I was going to give up my education for a child I was incapable of providing for. I was single, living out of home and only working part time.

I have never felt regret for this decision and am proud of the life I have made for myself. I didn’t tell anyone for a long time because I was so ashamed and thought it was my fault.

We don’t have an abortion pill in my country and it’s not legal unless you’re deemed unstable by not one but two doctors. I was alone, scared and can still vividly remember the procedure.

Once completed I felt an enormous sense of relief. I was free.

I had nothing to be ashamed of. It was not my fault. I made the right choice.

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