It just wasn’t the right time.

by Anonymous

January 7, 2022

My daughter had just turned 1 when I found out I was pregnant again. She was just a baby and her dad, my ex, was not a safe person. It was clear almost immediately for me that I wanted to have an abortion. I feel felt extremely alone until I found a couple of safe people that I could share my feelings with. I live in an area where abortion is unavailable and shamed. I feel grateful I was able to find healthcare just a couple hours away. I felt comforted by the staff and even the other women who were waiting with me. I realized that abortion is normal and I was not alone.

I chose to do the procedure and it was a good choice for me.

My daughter is now 3.5 and I am dating someone new. I found out about a month ago that I was pregnant again. While I love my new partner and do hope to have children with him one day it just is not the time for me. I don’t owe anyone an explanation and I don’t need a reason.

I still had some feelings of sadness and even some shame “how could I be here again. I am smart. How did this happen”

It’s okay. I just had the procedure and decided to be sedated during. It was again a good choice for me and I feel relieved.

It is so important to me to be an advocate to others and smash the shame of women’s reproductive health.

I am with you. I see you. I love you.

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