Its okay to take care of yourself.

by Liz

September 14, 2020

I got an abortion when I was 21. I aged out of foster care at 18 and at that point had only not been homeless for a few months. I was not okay mentally so I decided to get an abortion when my birth control failed. For the longest time I held a lot of guilt. Guilt from society, from my religious upbringing, and shame from my abortion. It wasn’t until I realized that at a fundamental level it is okay to take care of myself that I started to acknowledge the happiness that came from my decision. Its okay to put myself first, it’s okay to take care of my needs, and it’s okay to get an abortion if that’s what I need to be happy. Bottom line and I will never regret it.

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