It was the best decision I’ve ever made

by Anonymous

June 24, 2021

I have no regret at all.

I had my first abortion when I was 18. I found out I was pregnant 6 weeks of the pregnancy. I never told the guy I was dating coz knew I never wanted to be a mother at 18 and I was in my second year at university. I went to the government hospital and I did it for free of charge. It was painful but bearable. At 22 I was pregnant again and I was on family planing, part of me wanted to keep the baby coz I didn’t want to do second abortion so we talked and he booked at the private clinic and made sure it was painless as possible. He choose the sedation method and I don’t even remember how it felt coz I didn’t feel anything. As am typing this am going through the 3rd one the guy I was in an entanglement with was not the person I would want to father my kids. The condom broke and he decided not to tell me, and I found out he is married and have two kids. So as soon as I found out I went to the clinic and they told me to come back when I am 5 weeks, which was yesterday. Two of my previous abortions were surgical and this time I opted for medical. I just swallowed my second pills and I am feeling so relieved about it. I have no regrets this is my body and I have control over it.

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