My abortion changed my life for the better

by Anonymous

March 16, 2021

I grew up in a very conservative Christian household, and for a majority of my life I believed I was pro life and that abortion was murder. 6 months after me and my long term boyfriend at the time broke up he reached out to me and asked to see me so we could catch up and talk about things. I ended up getting pregnant that night in the back of his car. I found out two weeks later when I had gone to a doctor appointment. When the doctor told me I actually fainted in the exam room! I was so scared and heartbroken. I struggled with a lot of my emotions. The fear of judgement, my fear of what would happen when I told my ex, my own personal beliefs changed. It was an eye opening thing that truly changed who I was as a person and the views I had about abortion. I made the appointment and it was scheduled for 3 weeks later (which was around 11 weeks). Despite my fears I eventually told my ex, and he was so mad. He had accused me of getting pregnant on purpose and said that I needed to get rid of it. Which I was already planning on doing. The day of the appointment my aunt took me and when it was over with I felt sooo relieved. I messaged my ex and sent him a screenshot of the post abortion pregnancy test and blood work. We talked briefly and decided it was best we didn’t speak again.

That was almost 2 years ago and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that although that situation was stressful it caused me to open up about my own feelings and become more open minded about women’s rights. It changed my life for the better. Me and my ex boyfriend no longer speak to each other but I know deep down it’s something that we will both carry with us. My abortion made me the person I am today and I have absolutely no regrets.

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