I’ve had an abortion, and I’m not embarrassed.

by Anonymous

June 4, 2019

I had an abortion when I was 17 and I do not regret it:  I woke up on the morning of March 25th to find out my boyfriend had passed away in a car accident. A week prior to this day I had found out I was pregnant with his child. When I awoke to the call that morning I felt devastated, and wasn’t sure what I was going to do.


I had no high school diploma, no job and was moved out with him for 2 years at that point.  I hadn’t told anyone in my family that I was pregnant yet, and I was terrified. I ended up telling my mom the same day of his passing and she was supportive in whatever choice I made.


I chose abortion because it was the absolute best decision for me and I am not ashamed to say that. I had many reasons for why I chose abortion. One being, I was 17 years old and not ready to raise a child nor did I have the means to do so.  I also wanted to have a chance to establish my own life, better myself and recover from the huge loss of my boyfriend who I loved deeply.  The day of the abortion was rough and I’ll never forget it. It was pouring rain. My mom took me and reassured me everything would be ok. I remember everyone being so warm, helpful and comforting in every way possible at the appointment. I went home that day and I cried not only from feeling sad, but because I was relieved.


I am now engaged and am with someone who I love deeply. My story is just one example of how accessible abortion SHOULD be for everybody. If it were not for my abortion I don’t know where I would be today. I wasn’t not ready to be a mom and that’s okay.



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