My Abortion Saved Me

by Anonymous

November 10, 2020

Content Warning: mention of suicide

I remember telling myself, if for whatever reason I can’t get an abortion, I’m going to kill myself. I could not be pregnant. I made a mistake. The circumstances of my pregnancy were awful. I could barely afford my abortion, but I managed to scrape up the money with help from an abortion fund in my state. I am so thankful for that. I used the last bit of my money to fund my abortion and put gas in my car to make the 2 hour drive. Before my abortion, I was ashamed, depressed, and suicidal.

My abortion saved me.

I cannot even begin to describe the amount of relief I felt after it was over. I remember saying to a close friend, “I feel like me again.”

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