It’s my body

by Anonymous

June 22, 2022

I got an abortion at 18 years old on New Years Eve, not because I don’t want to have kids some day but because I didn’t want to bring a kid into this world when I cannot financially support it. I went to planned parenthood and had a surgical abortion, which was very painful and sad for me to do at that time. I remember laying on the couch, not going out for hours in pain because the cramps hurt so bad. Abortion wasn’t a fun thing for me to have done, but it was MY CHOICE. I was 18, the condom broke, I barely knew the kid, I hadn’t started my degree/career yet, I was living with my mom, I was working a minimum wage job, and I could bear the thought of bringing a kid into that lifestyle. My body, my choice.

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