My Abortion

by Desiree

March 12, 2020

When I found out I was pregnant, I immediately knew that abortion was the right choice for me. I’m 27, and have decided that being a mom isn’t what I want to do with my life. I’ve received a lot of questions and judgement, specifically because I work in childcare. Kids are incredible and I appreciate them in so many ways, but being a parent is a huge decision and just not what my partner and I want in our lives.

My partner was very supportive of whatever decision I made, but it was still difficult because my family does not agree with abortion…it made me feel lonely not being able to share my feelings with anyone aside from my partner.

On the day of my abortion, I was so surprised to see how many other people were at the clinic for the same reason. The subject of abortion is so taboo in our culture. I found such a lack of resources and personal accounts when I was making my own decision, and it felt so isolating even though I knew abortion was right for me. Shout Your Abortion really helped comfort my heart knowing that there are so many people out there feeling the same things that I am!

To anyone out there that feels alone, we are all here for you…it is your choice, your body, and you are worthy of deciding what is best for you in your life.

Remember that our stories are ours to tell. We’d love to hear your story too!