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I’m Proud of my Abortion

by Nicole

April 13, 2019

I found out I was pregnant when my son was 18 months. My husband and I were still trying to figure out how to parent one child, we were not ready for two. In fact we weren’t even sure we wanted another child. I made the choice after a day of deliberating the merits of staying pregnant. As soon as I chose to have an abortion I knew it was the right choice for our family. The abortion itself was fairly quick and left me tired and crampy for a good two weeks. Right after the experience my husband and I went through the toughest patch of our relationship. It had nothing to do with the abortion, my husband was supportive with my choice and knew it was mine to make. I look back at that time and am so thankful I had the good sense to get an abortion. That year was hell for so many reasons not one of them being my abortion. I am proud of my abortion because I made the right call without second guessing myself. I did what was right, I don’t feel shame, or guilt, or wrong. I feel empowered that I had the ability to make this choice and make my family on my terms.

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