My due date was today and I am thankful I made the right choice

by Emily

September 9, 2020

When I was pregnant I started looking online and I somehow found shoutyourabortion, and it was the hundreds of stories that I read on here that gave me the courage on having an abortion. I was raised to be pro-life and I felt like I was pro-life, but when I knew I was pregnant I started to ask myself if having a baby was the right choice for me. I conceived  my pregnancy on Christmas night 2019 from a guy I barely knew, and I was stuck in a dead-end job that was barely taking care of my own needs, and adding a life was just not right for me or the baby. I never told my parents as I knew they would want me to have the baby, and instead I did everything alone but with the knowledge of knowing that this was the right decision.

I had my abortion on February 5, 2020, and the only reason it wasn’t a week prior was because of a snow storm. I chose a surgical with local anesthetic and I did it this way because I didn’t want to be alone.  The nurse and the doctor were both amazing, I never felt judged, and they both calmed me down and talked me through the procedure. It still wasn’t an easy decision, and TMI but I did cry during the abortion because of what I was doing, but here I am writing this on my due date and I am SUPER HAPPY that I made the perfect choice.

I just 21 years old and I live a wonderful single life and I am having a ton of fun. One day I will have a baby but only when I am ready. Hopefully my story will help others in making the right choice, but no matter what just make sure it is the right choice for your life and your body.

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