My abortion story

by kimberly

September 29, 2021

I was 17 when I had my first abortion. I had missed my period, I was frustrated and one morning before school I just decided it was just time to take a pregnancy test and I did. I flipped it over as I was getting ready for school as I got done washing my teeth and face and putting clothes on. I flipped it over and to my surprise it said “pregnant.” I was in complete shock, my heart started racing. I went over to my boyfriend and showed him. He was completely shocked as well. We just decided to go to school and work and to talk about it later.

So we did and we talked and I decided that I was too young to have a baby and also because I was only in high school, so we agreed and I scheduled my appointment at a abortion clinic. I decided to do the pill since I was barely any weeks pregnant. I live in Indiana so I had to get a guardian to sign off on my abortion and I didn’t want to tell my parents, but I had to tell my mom and she wanted me to keep it. But I said no because at the end of the day it was my body and my choice. She respected it and she came with me to get the abortion. I got my pills, came home and took them the next day. Pain wasn’t too bad, it was harsh cramps for like 4 hours and then it came out but it was just a blood clot and I just knew that was it after that my stomach stopped hurting and I was bleeding like normal. I was relieved to think I wasn’t pregnant anymore and I don’t regret it because I did it for me. Now I’m 19 with the same boyfriend and we have a 2 month old 🙂 But even if i had another unplanned pregnancy I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again for my own good.

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