My Story

by Ale

November 21, 2019

I had just gotten my bachelor degrees 2 months before and was in the process of applying for a master’s program. I knew that I wouldn’t be the mother I aspire to be if I brought a baby into this world while continuing my education, but similarly I wouldn’t provide the kind of life I would like to provide if I didn’t further my education. It was an easy decision to make, but ultimately a difficult one to get past. I recall some comments that still haunt me today. “If you plan on talking about it, rephrase it to make it sound like a miscarriage.” My boyfriend at the time went as far as telling me he’d appreciate it if I didn’t tell anyone. My mom told me to get over it. My abortion itself was difficult to get past, but I know that a strong support system would’ve helped so much.

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