I am in college and had a medical abortion this past June. I am interestingly an IVF baby – my parents tried for years to naturally conceive before undergoing artificial fertilization to have me and my twin brother.


There is an ironic pain in knowing how much my mother struggled to receive a result that found me so passively- and left me in a state of horror instead of happiness. But at the end of the day, I am not ready to be a mother or to even be pregnant. That statement is my truth. A greater amount of pain and trauma would have resulted had I continued my personal nightmare solely because it existed as another woman’s fantasy. I know my Mom agrees.