No shame no guilt

by Anonymous

December 31, 2019

When I was 19 I got pregnant.  I was in my second year of college, in an abusive relationship and didn’t want to be a mom.  I am grateful I had sisters who I could confide in and thankful I was able to get full funding for my procedure.  I remember feeling relieved mixed with an enormous sense of loss. When it was over I started crying and the doctor explained to me that I had a choice– that I chose the orange, and lost the apple.  My abortion was emotionally and physically painful, and, the hardest decision I’ve had to make in my life. There is more to this story, but, 20 years later, I still have no regrets, no guilt or shame,  and am thankful I was able to have an abortion.

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