My body my choice

by Molly

October 25, 2022

I found out I was pregnant on my 24th birthday after weeks of telling my partner I felt off, he didn’t think I could possibly be pregnant since I was on birth control pills. When I received a positive test we decided together we were in no place to have a child. And that I’d get an abortion. At first it was hard to even say that word. I didn’t want to tell my parents even though I knew they would be supportive. I felt like I did something wrong. I was on a road trip with my partner when I found out, unfortunately we were in Arkansas but luckily heading to Colorado. So once I was there I made an appointment with a planned parenthood, got an ultrasound and the doctors figured the pills were the best choice for me. I took the first pill (Mifepristone) in the doctors office. Then  I took the next four pills (Misoprostol) comfortably in my best friend’s cozy apartment. The cramps were bad but my mind was in a good place. Ever since I’ve made that decision and gone through with my abortion I’ve felt like a stronger person and accomplished things I never could have without getting an abortion. I think about it everyday but I’m so glad I didn’t go through with pregnancy. Some day once I’m ready I want to get pregnant and have a baby with the same man and be able to share our love with a happy experience together. Till then I hope to share my story with more and fight for the rights of our bodies!

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